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A restrictive ventilatory pattern is common in patients with univentricular heart after Fontan palliation and associated with a reduced exercise capacity and quality of life

Alessia Callegari1,2,4, Rhoia Neidenbach2, Ornella Milanesi1, Biagio Castaldi1, Martin Christmann4, Masamichi Ono3, Jan Müller2, Peter Ewert2, Alfred Hager2

1 Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, Pediatric Cardiology, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
2 Department of Pediatric Cardiology and Congenital Heart Disease, Deutsches Herzzentrum München, Technical University of Munich, München, Germany
3 Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Deutsches Herzzentrum München, Technical University of Munich, München, Germany
4 Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Heart Center, Department of Surgery, University Children’s Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

* Corresponding Author: Alessia Callegari, Pediatric Heart Center, Department of Surgery, University Children’s Hospital, Steinwiesstrasse 75, 8032 Zurich, Switzerland. Email: email

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