Two problems and a single solution: Covered stent implantation to close an anterograde pulmonary flow and treat hypoplastic left pulmonary artery after Fontan operation

Gianfranco Butera, Fatma Taha

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Abstract

Several issues may impact on the function of a Fontan circulation including accessory source of pulmonary blood flow and pulmonary artery anatomy. Here we report on a 5.5-year-old boy who showed failing Fontan circulation due to left pulmonary artery stenosis/hypoplasia and significant forward pulmonary blood flow through the native pulmonary artery. Successful implantation of a 34-mm CP covered stent in the left pulmonary artery in a Fontan patient was useful for simultaneous successful treatment of residual antegrade flow from the systemic ventricle to the pulmonary artery and enlargement of hypoplastic left pulmonary artery.

Original languageEnglish
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2015

Keywords

  • Covered stent
  • Fontan failure
  • Fontan operation
  • Pulmonary artery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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