Late Arrhythmias Following Fontan Surgery

Barbara Deal*

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The incidence of atrial arrhythmias following Fontan repairs varies by the type of surgery and duration of follow-up. The incidence of late atrial tachycardia has been reduced from 60% to less than 20% by surgical modifications. Late ventricular tachycardia is reported in 3% to 12% of patients. Aggressive efforts to eliminate tachycardia and improve hemodynamics may improve clinical status.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)194-200
Number of pages7
JournalWorld Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012


  • CHD
  • Fontan
  • adult congenital heart disease
  • arrhythmia
  • univentricular heart

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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