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Optimum age for performing Fontan operation in patients with univentricular heart

Emmanuel Akintoye1, Gruschen R. Veldtman2, William R. Miranda3, Heidi M. Connolly3, Alexander C. Egbe3

1 Department of Internal Medicine, Wayne State University/ Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan
2 Department of Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Ohio
3 Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

* Corresponding Author: Alexander Egbe, MD MPH, FACC, Mayo Clinic and Foundation, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905. Email: email

Congenital Heart Disease 2019, 14(2), 138-139. https://doi.org/10.1111/chd.12690

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the optimal age for performing Fontan operation using data from the National Inpatient Sample. Our results showed that although the Fontan operation was most commonly performed at age 2 in the United States, age 3 is the optimum age for this procedure as evident by lower rate of in‐hospital mortality, procedure‐related complications, and rate of nonroutine home discharge when procedure is performed at age 3 years.

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Akintoye, E., Veldtman, G.R., Miranda, W.R., Connolly, H.M., Egbe, A.C. (2019). Optimum age for performing fontan operation in patients with univentricular heart. Congenital Heart Disease, 14(2), 138-139. https://doi.org/10.1111/chd.12690
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Akintoye E, Veldtman GR, Miranda WR, Connolly HM, Egbe AC. Optimum age for performing fontan operation in patients with univentricular heart. Congeni Heart Dis. 2019;14(2):138-139 https://doi.org/10.1111/chd.12690
IEEE Style
E. Akintoye, G.R. Veldtman, W.R. Miranda, H.M. Connolly, and A.C. Egbe "Optimum age for performing Fontan operation in patients with univentricular heart," Congeni. Heart Dis., vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 138-139. 2019. https://doi.org/10.1111/chd.12690



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