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Successful left ventricular assist device bridge to transplantation after failure of a fontan revision

Andrew E Newcomb, Justin C Negri, Christian P Brizard, Yves d'Udekem
Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 2006, 25 (3): 365-7
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A Fontan operation will eventually fail in many patients. Fontan conversion to extracardiac conduit has been recommended but is not always successful. We present a case of a patient who went into intractable heart failure after reoperation, was rescued by left ventricular assist device implantation, and was finally bridged to heart transplantation.

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