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What is fontan operation in congenital heart defects?
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Dr. Joshua Murphy
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In brief: Fontan Procedure
The fontan is a surgery that connects the inferior venacava (ivc) to the pulmonary arteries.
The fontan is the final surgery for patients who have a single ventricle or single ventricle physiology. This means that the blue blood, desaturated blood retruning to the heart is directed to the lungs without being pumped through the heart.

In brief: Fontan Procedure
The fontan is a surgery that connects the inferior venacava (ivc) to the pulmonary arteries.
The fontan is the final surgery for patients who have a single ventricle or single ventricle physiology. This means that the blue blood, desaturated blood retruning to the heart is directed to the lungs without being pumped through the heart.
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