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Outcomes of Atrioventricular Valve Operation in Patients With Fontan Circulation

Thursday, April 30, 2015

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Source Name: Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Victor J.H. Liu, Matthew S. Yong, Yves d’Udekem, Robert G. Weintraub, Slavica Praporski, Christian P. Brizard, Igor E. Konstantinov

Results of AV valve surgery in patients with Fontan circulation were evaluated over a 23 year period.  54 (9.3%) of patients requird AV valve surgery, mostly prior to the Fontan operation.    90% of patients were free from death or transplantation at 5 years; this fell to 81% at 10 years.  Nearly 45% required AV valve reoperation.  The rate of persistent AV valve regurgitation was 26% at 5 years and 33% at 10 years.

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