Fontan Operation Homepage
Francis Fontan performed the Fontan operation first in 1968. The Fontan operation is a heart operation used to treat complex congenital heart defects (birth defects of the heart) like tricuspid atresia, hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), pulmonary atresia and single ventricle.
On this site, you can find articles detailing the different aspects of the Fontan operation. You can also read about the Fontan report titled:
AFTER THE FONTAN - How Fontan Patients Fare In The Long Term
The Fontan principle: a brief account of the Fontan circulation state, and how it works.
Selecting a patient for the Fontan operation: A listing of the criteria that determine outcome after the Fontan
TCPC Fontan Operation: A short article that describes the most widely performed type of Fontan operation
Fenestrated Fontan Operation: An explanation of the newer modification that reduces the incidence of complications after the Fontan repair.
Partial Fontan operation - Bidirectional Glenn shunt: This variant of the Fontan operation also called a partial Fontan, has some benefits over the other modifications.
Fontan operation modifications: A write-up of the two newer versions of the Fontan operation - the one and half ventricle repair and the extra-cardiac Fontan procedure.
After the Fontan - How Fontan survivors fare in the long run: A 35-page report of published outcome data after the Fontan operation, presented in simple non-technical language easily understood by parents, students and non-medical people.