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Factor V Leiden mutation: An added risk in single ventricle palliation


Department of Paediatric Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery, Frontier Lifeline and Dr. K. M. Cherian Heart Foundation, Chennai, India

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R Saileela
Frontier Lifeline and Dr. K.M. Cherian, Heart Foundation, R-30-C, Ambattur Industrial Estate Road, Mogappair, Chennai - 600 101
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-2069.99630

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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 205-206

 

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We present the case report of a child with Factor V Leiden mutation who underwent Fontan procedure. Thromboembolism is a widely recognized complication of the Fontan procedure and its modifications. Factor V Leiden mutation, being a hypercoagulable state, posed a higher risk for thromboembolism in this child. Appropriate measures taken before and after surgery prevented postoperative coagulopathy.






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Department of Paediatric Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery, Frontier Lifeline and Dr. K. M. Cherian Heart Foundation, Chennai, India

Correspondence Address:
R Saileela
Frontier Lifeline and Dr. K.M. Cherian, Heart Foundation, R-30-C, Ambattur Industrial Estate Road, Mogappair, Chennai - 600 101
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-2069.99630

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We present the case report of a child with Factor V Leiden mutation who underwent Fontan procedure. Thromboembolism is a widely recognized complication of the Fontan procedure and its modifications. Factor V Leiden mutation, being a hypercoagulable state, posed a higher risk for thromboembolism in this child. Appropriate measures taken before and after surgery prevented postoperative coagulopathy.






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