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Fontan Survivors with PA-IVS Remain at Risk for Late Myocardial Infarction

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A subset of newborns with the congenital heart condition pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum (PA-IVS) are at risk of myocardial infarction (MI) and sudden death because of  abnormal coronary circulation. To avoid this, such patients may undergo single ventricle palliation and ultimately the Fontan procedure. Further study is needed to define risk factors.

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