n Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa - Fontan procedure for univentricular hearts : have changes in design improved outcome? : cardiovascular topics

Volume 13, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1680-0745



The Fontan operation has undergone numerous design changes in the last 30 years, which have resulted in an improved morbidity and mortality of patients with a univentricular heart. However, good patient selection and a staged approach to the Fontan operation have also contributed greatly to a better outcome in these patients.

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