Fontan procedureFFontan procedureFontan procedureEnglishCardiologyChild (0-12 years)HeartCardiovascular systemProceduresAdult (19+)NA2009-12-11T05:00:00ZJennifer Russell, MD, FRCPC9.0000000000000059.0000000000000176.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>The Fontan procedure is usually part of a series of operations for single ventricle anomalies. Learn about the operation.</p><p>The Fontan procedure directs blue (de-oxygenated) blood from the lower body to the lungs. This is usually done using a graft called an extracardiac conduit. </p><h2> Key points </h2> <ul><li> This procedure is often performed at two or three years of age as the in the series for hypoplastic left heart or other forms of single ventricle.</li> <li> This surgery lets the de-oxygenated blood flow to the lungs while oxygenated blood flows to the body. </li> <li> The child who has had this procedure may stay several weeks in the hospital to allow fluid to drain from the chest cavity.</li></ul>
Intervention de FontanIIntervention de FontanFontan ProcedureFrenchCardiologyChild (0-12 years)HeartCardiovascular systemProceduresAdult (19+)NA2009-12-11T05:00:00ZJennifer Russell, MD, FRCPC9.0000000000000059.0000000000000176.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>L’intervention de Fontan est généralement réalisée dans le cadre d’une série de chirurgies qui visent à corriger les anomalies d’un seul ventricule. Familiarisez-vous avec l’opération.</p><p>L’intervention de Fontan dirige le sang bleu (désoxygéné) du bas du corps vers les poumons. Elle consiste généralement en une greffe que l’on appelle conduit extracardiaque. </p><h2> À retenir </h2> <ul><li>Cette opération est souvent réalisée lorsque l’enfant est âgé de deux ou trois ans et s’insère dans le cadre d’une série d’interventions pour traiter une hypoplasie du cœur gauche ou d’autres formes de ventricule unique.</li> <li>Elle permet la circulation du sang désoxygéné vers les poumons pendant que le sang oxygéné circule dans le corps. </li> <li>L’enfant qui a subi cette intervention devra peut-être rester plusieurs semaines à l’hôpital pour permettre l’écoulement du liquide de la cavité thoracique. </li></ul>

 

 

Fontan procedure1661.00000000000Fontan procedureFontan procedureFEnglishCardiologyChild (0-12 years)HeartCardiovascular systemProceduresAdult (19+)NA2009-12-11T05:00:00ZJennifer Russell, MD, FRCPC9.0000000000000059.0000000000000176.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>The Fontan procedure is usually part of a series of operations for single ventricle anomalies. Learn about the operation.</p><p>The Fontan procedure directs blue (de-oxygenated) blood from the lower body to the lungs. This is usually done using a graft called an extracardiac conduit. </p><h2> Key points </h2> <ul><li> This procedure is often performed at two or three years of age as the in the series for hypoplastic left heart or other forms of single ventricle.</li> <li> This surgery lets the de-oxygenated blood flow to the lungs while oxygenated blood flows to the body. </li> <li> The child who has had this procedure may stay several weeks in the hospital to allow fluid to drain from the chest cavity.</li></ul><p>The Fontan is commonly performed at two or three years of age. It is often the last procedure in the series for hypoplastic left heart or other forms of single ventricle. </p> <p>This surgery lets the de-oxygenated blood flow to the lungs while the ventricle pumps the oxygenated blood to the body. Often a hole is made to connect the tube or graft and the heart. This hole is called a fenestration or fenestrated Fontan. If pressure were to build up in the lungs, this hole would allow for decompression and enable the heart to fill with blood. This hole can be closed later by cardiac catheterization. </p> <h2>Risks of the Fontan procedure</h2> <p>Risks of the procedure can include fluid in the chest (pleural effusion), blood clots, arrhythmias which may require a pacemaker, and edema. The child may stay several weeks in the hospital, mostly due to fluid draining from the chest cavity. </p>Fontan procedure

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