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Pulsating Balloon Assisted Fontan Surgery’s Total Cavopulmonary Circulation

  • Bin Qiao
  • Li Li Wu
  • Yi Yan Jiang
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Abstract

Among hundreds of cardiac mechanical assist devices, the application of an intra-aortic balloon pump or ascending aortic balloon to support extracardiac conduit Fontan circulation is another new concept that can improve the power source of Fontan surgery. Two extracardiac balloons are placed around short superior vena caval and extracardiac conduits, which are powered by an intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation machine. They can synchronously expand or contract to squeeze blood from the superior and inferior venae cavae into the pulmonary artery.

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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
  • Yi Yan Jiang
    • 3
  1. 1.Cardiovascular Institute, General Hospital of Jinan Military RegionJinanChina
  2. 2.Cardiac Surgery Center, Western District of Shandong Provincial HospitalJinanChina
  3. 3.Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases Jinan Military Region General Hospital of PLAJinanChina

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