Outcomes of the Extracardiac Fontan Procedure Using Cardiopulmonary Bypass: Early Results

Ugurlucan M., TUNCER E. Y., GUZELMERIC F., KAFALI E., Sayin O. A., CINE N., ...More

HEART SURGERY FORUM, vol.17, no.3, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1532/hsf98.2014327
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Although the avoidance of cardiopulmonary bypass during the Fontan procedure has potential advantages, using cardiopulmonary bypass during this procedure has no adverse effects in terms of morbidity and mortality rates. In this study, we assessed the postoperative outcomes of our first 9 patients who have undergone extracardiac Fontan operation by the same surgeon using cardiopulmonary bypass.