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. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E240-2
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Volume87
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2016

Keywords

  • Angiography
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Coated Materials, Biocompatible
  • Fontan Procedure
  • Humans
  • Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Pulmonary Artery
  • Pulmonary Circulation
  • Stents
  • Case Reports

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