What is fontan surgery?

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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Dr. Smita Mishra

Completed MD (Pediatrics) from S S Medical College, Rewa (MP). Done FNB (Pediatric Cardiology) from Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi. Has an illustrious experience of more than 20 years. Specialized in Interventional Pediatric Cardiology, and Noninvasive Pediatric Cardiology. Holds expertise in treating and managing Atrial Septal Defects, Congenital Valve Problems, Arrhythmias, Congenital Heart Disease, Kawasakis disease etc. Well-regarded member of Indian Academy of Pediatrics. Chairperson of IAP Cardiology Chapter & Executive board member of Delhi IAP. Has many appreciated papers and presentations to her credit, and has significantly contributed to the medical literature. Conceptualized programme called Spandan for the children suffering from Heart disease at native place Rewa, Madhya Pradesh. Has been awarded the IMA Best Doctor Award in 2013.

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