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The identification of the important relationship between shape and function of ventricular chambers represents a milestone of modern cardiology. Application of the law of Laplace for an ideal sphere furnishes intuitive insights on the progression of heart failure. A dilated heart, by virtue of its large size, must generate greater stress in the myocardial wall to achieve sufficient pressure so as to eject the required amount of blood. The mural hypertrophy represents a compensatory mechanism, guaranteeing a lower stress. When the ratio between the radius of the chamber and the thickness of its wall increases abnormally, the heart fails.
patients with congenitally malformed hearts characterised by a functionally single ventricle are currently treated using several procedures that bypass the right heart, such as the fontan and hemi-fontan operations, the bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomosis, and the total cavopulmonary connection. all these options are based on the procedures introduced for palliative correction of tricuspid atresia by fontan and baudet in 1971. introduced with the purpose of reducing the pre-operative volume overload, the surgical task mainly consists of separating the pulmonary from the systemic circulation. irrespective of the specific operation performed, we can call the resulting circulation the fontan circulation.
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