To send content items to your account,
please confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies.
If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your account.
Find out more about sending content to .
To send content items to your Kindle, first ensure email@example.com
is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings
on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part
of your Kindle email address below.
Find out more about sending to your Kindle.
Note you can select to send to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations.
‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be sent to your device when it is connected to wi-fi.
‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.
To investigate cardiopulmonary performance in patients after a Fontan procedure, comparing it to patients following a Senning operation.
We studied 21 children, with a mean age of 11.1 years, after a total cavopulmonary anastomosis, comparing them to 13 with complete transposition after a Senning procedure, having a mean age of 11.8 years, and 21 control subjects with a mean age of 11.2 years. All were tested on a bicycle ergospirometer.
Peak consumption of oxygen, maximal work rate, peak oxygen pulse and endexpiratory pressure of carbon dioxide at a work rate of 1.5 Watt/kg were lowest in patients with a modified Fontan procedure, and highest in the control group (p ≤ 0.0278). Production of carbon dioxide, and minute ventilation at a work rate of 1.5 Watt/kg, was highest in the patients after Fontan procedure, and lowest in the healthy subjects (p ≤ 0.0163). Production of carbon dioxide per single breath was lower in those having a Fontan procedure (28.9 ml) than in the two other groups (35.1 ml; p = 0.0243). The tidal volume showed no significant differences between the three groups.
The reaction to exercise was identical qualitatively in both groups of patients, and comparable to the behaviour of patients with chronic heart failure. Quantitatively, the results of the patients following a Senning procedure lay between those of control subjects and those who had undergone a Fontan operation. The only exception was dead space ventilation, where the patients after a Fontan procedure differed from the two other groups because of their increased ventilation-perfusion mismatch.
Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this to your organisation's collection.