Single ventricle heart disease is a congenital condition characterized by the inoperability of one ventricle of an infant’s heart. Those suffering from this condition face a series of palliative surgeries called the Fontan procedure, which bypasses the non-functional ventricle by creating a total cavopulmonary connection, or TCPC. This TCPC forms from the anastomosis of the superior and inferior vena cavae (SVC, IVC) to the left and right pulmonary arteries (LPA, RPA), thus allowing systemic blood flow to bypass the heart and flow passively to the lungs. The Fontan procedure creates this junction with three surgeries separated by months or years.
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Modeling of Patient-Specific Fontan Physiology From MRI Images for CFD Testing of a Cavopulmonary Assist Device
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DeGan, J, Kennington, J, Anupindi, K, Shetty, D, Chen, J, Rodefeld, M, & Frankel, S. "Modeling of Patient-Specific Fontan Physiology From MRI Images for CFD Testing of a Cavopulmonary Assist Device." Proceedings of the ASME 2011 Summer Bioengineering Conference. ASME 2011 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B. Farmington, Pennsylvania, USA. June 22–25, 2011. pp. 1103-1104. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/SBC2011-53339
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