Extracardiac conduit-total cavopulmonary connection (EC-TCPC) represents the latest evolution in Fontan palliation for single ventricle physiology. Here, we review a manuscript by Pan et al. in the Journal of Cardiac Surgery detailing a retrospective, single-center cohort study of patients with and without heterotaxy syndrome undergoing EC-TCPC. Although lacking a comparison to other techniques for single ventricle palliation, this approach appears to offer excellent outcomes for this complex patient cohort.
- congenital heart disease
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine