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“Frontiers in Fontan failure: A summary of conference proceedings”

Camden Hebson1,2, Wendy Book1, Robert W. Elder3, Ryan Ford4, Maan Jokhadar1, Kirk Kanter5, Brian Kogon5, Adrienne H. Kovacs6, Rebecca D. Levit1, Michael Lloyd1, Kevin Maher2, Preeti Reshamwala4, Fred Rodriguez III1,2, Rene Romero7, Thor Tejada1, Anne Marie Valente8, Gruschen Veldtman9, Michael McConnell1,2
1 Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
2 Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
3 Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, CT
4 Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
5 Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
6 Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR
7 Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
8 Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Harvard University, Boston, MA
9 Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
* Corresponding Author: Camden Hebson, M.D., 1365 Clifton Road NE, Building A, 2nd floor Cardiology, Atlanta, GA. Email:

Congenital Heart Disease 2017, 12(1), 6-16.

Abstract

“Frontiers in Fontan Failure” was the title of a 2015 conference sponsored by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University School of Medicine. In what is hoped to be the first of many such gatherings, speakers and attendees gathered to discuss the problem of long-term clinical deterioration in these patients. Specific focuses included properly defining the problem and then discussing different treatment strategies, both medical and surgical. The health of the liver after Fontan palliation was a particular point of emphasis, as were quality of life and future directions.

Keywords

Fontan, congenital heart disease, cirrhosis, circulatory failure, hepatology, cardiac surgery

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Hebson, C., Book, W., Elder, R. W., Ford, R., Jokhadar, M. et al. (2017). “Frontiers in Fontan failure: A summary of conference proceedings”. Congenital Heart Disease, 12(1), 6–16.



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