What is fontan surgery?

Dr. Smita Mishra, Paediatric Cardiologist, Associate Director - Jaypee Hospital, will explain about Fontan surgery in this video. When a single ventricle patient reaches 5 years of age, both his veins which comes from the upper part of the body and the lower part of body are connected to the pulmonary artery and in the lower part of body, blood comes from IVC, hence a channed is been put between IVC and pulmonary artery and a conduit is been placed. This is known as a Fontan completion of a single ventricular heart.

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