Giving an adult life after Fontan surgery to those with the most severe congenital heart conditions
The Fontan operation is the last of a series of operations performed for babies born with a single pumping heart chamber (ventricle). In the largest research of its kind, the Australia and New Zealand Fontan Registry partners with Heartkids, the parents’ association and the National Heart Foundation are intending to improve their life as they step into adulthood. We believe that the new standardised model of care will decrease their risk of experiencing adverse events such as stroke and reoperation. The health economics unit will undertake the economic evaluation of this program.
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