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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Hager, A; Fratz, S; Schwaiger, M; Lange, R; Hess, J; Stern, H 
Title:
Pulmonary blood flow patterns in patients with Fontan circulation. 
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: After Fontan surgery there is no subpulmonary ventricle to modify pulmonary blood flow. The influence of the cardiac cycle on pulmonary blood flow patterns in various types of Fontan patients is unknown. METHODS: Blood flow patterns were investigated using phase-velocity cine magnetic resonance imaging in the pulmonary artery of 17 patients (21.1 +/- 7.3 years old, 6 females) with Fontan circulation. These patterns were compared with those of 12 healthy volunteers (26.3 +/- 6.0 years...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Ann Thorac Surg 
Year:
2008 
Journal volume:
85 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
186-91 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0003-4975 
TUM Institution:
r Kinderkardiologie und angeborene Herzfehler; Nuklearmedizinische Klinik und Poliklinik; chirurgie