112f – Fontan

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Fontan Proceedure:

1- Oxygen-poor blood coming back from the bottom half of the body is diverted directly into the lungs with a conduit instead of flowing back into the heart before going to the lungs

2- Fenestration – a small hole in the conduit just in case there is too much pressure going into the lungs.  This gives the body time to adjust to the new circulation.

(Click to see this heart at birth or AFTER the glenn)

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