Journal article

The extracardiac conduit Fontan procedure in Australia and New Zealand: hypoplastic left heart syndrome predicts worse early and late outcomes

Ajay J Iyengar, David S Winlaw, John C Galati, Gavin R Wheaton, Thomas L Gentles, Leeanne E Grigg, Robert N Justo, Dorothy J Radford, Robert G Weintraub, Andrew Bullock, David S Celermajer, Yves d'Udekem

European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2014

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To identify factors associated with hospital and long-term outcomes in a binational cohort of extracardiac conduit (ECC) Fontan recipients. METHODS: All patients who underwent an ECC Fontan procedure from 1997 to 2010 in Australia and New Zealand were identified, and perioperative, follow-up, echocardiographic and reintervention data collected. Risk factors for early and late mortality, failure and adverse outcomes were analysed. RESULTS: A total of 570 patients were identified, and late follow-up was available in 529 patients. The mean follow-up was 6.7 years (standard deviation: 3.5) and completeness of the follow-up was 98%. There were seven hospital mortalities (1%) and 21 pa..

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