Novel approaches to direct atrial access after extracardiac fontan palliation

Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 Aug 1;90(2):297. doi: 10.1002/ccd.27218.


Catheter access to the "native" atria is limited after extra-cardiac Fontan palliation of univentricular cardiac defects Catheter access to the atria is necessary to percutaneously treat acquired abnormalities after extra-cardiac Fontan palliation Direct trans-thoracic atrial access and extra-cardiac conduit puncture is technically straightforward and allows for novel catheter interventions.

Publication types

  • Editorial
  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Fontan Procedure*
  • Heart Atria / surgery
  • Heart Bypass, Right*
  • Humans
  • Palliative Care
  • Punctures