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A Skeletalized Representation of the Total Cavopulmonary Connection

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Resmi Krishnankuttyrema, Lakshmi Prasad Dasi, Kartik Sundareswaran, Hiroumi D. Kitajima, Ajit P. Yoganathan

Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Kerem Pekkan

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Paper No. SBC2007-176499, pp. 571-572; 2 pages
  • ASME 2007 Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • ASME 2007 Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • Keystone, Colorado, USA, June 20–24, 2007
  • Conference Sponsors: Bioengineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4798-5
  • Copyright © 2007 by ASME


Single ventricle congenital heart problems are reported for 2 out of every 1000 live births in the USA. In these cases, mixing of oxygenated and deoxygenated blood occurs in the heart causing severe cyanosis. The Fontan repair is a 3-stage palliative surgical correction technique performed during infancy. Its aim is to restore normal oxygen saturation by directly connecting the systemic venous return to the lungs and bypassing the right heart [1].

Copyright © 2007 by ASME
Topics: Maintenance , Blood , Surgery , Lung , Oxygen



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