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The Fontan operation is a procedure applied to patients with a single ventricle that results in venous blood from the body being directed into the lungs. It is common for a palliative procedure (shunt or pulmonary artery band) to have been required prior to the Fontan procedure. The procedure [...]
The Mayo Clinic Rochester Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic has recently achieved the accreditation level of ACHA ACHD Accredited Comprehensive Care Center from the Adult Congenital Heart Association.
This accreditation is due to the Mayo Clinic Rochester ACHD Clinic meeting personnel requirements, the ability to offer specific medical [...]
This is the first in a series of blogposts that describe the different aspects of the Congenital Heart Disease Center's multi-disciplinary model of care. In this post, the role social work in care of CHD patients is examined and explained by Mayo Clinic Rochester social worker Kelli [...]
Christopher McLeod, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D. discusses a wide spectrum of disorders, with generic information explaining how a Fontan arrhythmia occurs in the video below.
Dr. McLeod explains how atrial flutter presents, that treatment is aimed at getting rid of the flutter and how ablation is the [...]
Angie Mikkelson was in her mid-20s when she received her heart transplant in 1999. Incorrectly diagnosed with endocardial fibroelastosis at birth, Mikkelson came to the Mayo Clinic at 16 and was diagnosed with a parachute mitral valve, a congenital heart disease.
Twenty years later, Mikkelson is [...]