Journal article

Reintervention and survival in 1428 patients in the Australian and New Zealand Fontan Registry

Michael Daley, Karin du Plessis, Dianna Zannino, Tim Hornung, Patrick Disney, Rachael Cordina, Leeanne Grigg, Dorothy J Radford, Andrew Bullock, Yves d'Udekem

Heart | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2020


OBJECTIVE: Patients undergoing single-ventricle palliation have experienced significant improvement in survival in the recent era. However, a substantial proportion of these patients undergo reoperations. We performed a review of the Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) Fontan Registry to determine the overall reintervention and reoperative burden in these patients. METHODS: A retrospective longitudinal cohort study was performed using data from patients who underwent a Fontan operation between 1975 and 2016 from the ANZ Fontan Registry. The data obtained included Fontan operation, reinterventions and most recent follow-up status. We examined the type and timing of reinterventions and survival. R..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Awarded by NHMRC

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Partnership grant (1076849). The Murdoch Children's Research Institute received support through the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program. Yd'U is a NHMRC Clinician Practitioner Fellow (1082186).