The placenta: A site of end-organ damage after Fontan operation. A case series.

Affiliation

Wanek Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, United States of America; Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, United States of America; Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, United States of America. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Placental insufficiency may be the cause of the high preterm birth rate in women after Fontan operation. In this study we reviewed the clinical course and pregnancy outcome of women with Fontan physiology with a focus on placental pathology.

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