What is fontan procedure?

Also known as: Fontan completion surgery.

Fontan procedure is a heart surgery used to correct single ventricle type heart defects in children. The defect it helps to correct is one where oxygen-rich and oxygen-poor blood mixes and does not circulate properly. It is usually the third surgery for single ventricle palliation.
 


Reviewed by: Madalsa Dipak Patel, MD

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