Year : 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 167--174

Catheter hemodynamic assessment of the univentricular circulation


Oliver Stumper, Gemma Penford 
 Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Birmingham Children's Hospital, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Oliver Stumper
Birmingham Children's Hospital, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham B4 6NH
United Kingdom

Children with very complex congenital heart disease not amenable to biventricular repair are increasingly being considered for a palliative univentricular care pathway. This involves a staged surgical approach culminating in the Fontan circulation with passive pulmonary blood flow and added resistances. The catheter based hemodynamic assessment at all three stages of this palliation is described in detail. Frequent pitfalls, inherent limitations and potential errors are discussed and clinical examples are illustrated.


How to cite this article:
Stumper O, Penford G. Catheter hemodynamic assessment of the univentricular circulation.Ann Pediatr Card 2017;10:167-174


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Stumper O, Penford G. Catheter hemodynamic assessment of the univentricular circulation. Ann Pediatr Card [serial online] 2017 [cited 2022 May 19 ];10:167-174
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