New Concepts of Dynamic Fontan Surgery

  • Bin Qiao
  • Li Li Wu


The lack of a power source in the Fontan circulation can contribute to Failing Fontan as well as a variety of subsequent complications. Unless the heart transplant is performed promptly, other clinical treatment is ineffective. Since mechanical assist device had been widely applied in clinic to treat end-stage heart failure in the late 1980s, some surgeons tried to adopt mechanical assist device as temporary approach to deal with Failing Fontan, waiting for heart transplantation. The new concept of power Fontan surgery aims to establish a more stable “biventricular physiology” by mechanically supporting to the Fontan circulation.

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© Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. and People's Medical Publishing House Co. Ltd. 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bin Qiao
    • 1
    • 2
  • Li Li Wu
    • 3
  1. 1.Cardiovascular InstituteGeneral Hospital of Jinan Military RegionJinanChina
  2. 2.Cardiac Surgery CenterWestern District of Shandong Provincial HospitalJinanChina
  3. 3.Institute of Cardiovascular DiseasesJinan Military Region General Hospital of PLAJinanChina

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