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Case Report, Int J Cardiovasc Res Vol: 5 Issue: 2

Transcatheter Approach for Fontan Failure due to Ventricular Volume Overload

Giuseppe Santoro*, Heba Talat Mahmoud and Maria Giovanna Russo
Paediatric Cardiology and G.U.C.H. Unit, A.O.R.N “Ospedali dei Colli”, 2nd University of Naples, Naples, Italy
Corresponding author : Giuseppe Santoro
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Received: October 06, 2015 Accepted: February 11, 2016 Published: February 16, 2016
Citation: Santoro G, Mahmoud HT, Russo MG (2016) Transcatheter Approach for Fontan Failure due to Ventricular Volume Overload. Int J Cardiovasc Res 5:2. doi:10.4172/2324-8602.1000257

Abstract

Transcatheter Approach for Fontan Failure due to Ventricular Volume Overload

Systemic ventricle volume overload is an uncommon cause of failure of Fontan circulation. It may be due to ventricular valve malfunction or residual forward flow to pulmonary circulation. In selected cases, interventional cardiac catheterization may be effective and life-saving. This paper reports on 2 cases of Fontan failure due to volume overload and preserved ventricular function successfully treated by percutaneous approach.

Keywords: Fontan operation; Device; Fontan failure; Interventional cardiac catheterization

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