Evaluation and Management of Fontan Circulation

Published on in CHOP News

Jack RychikA new scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA), published in their journal Circulation, summarizes the current state of knowledge on Fontan circulation and how best to care for these unique patients. The Fontan procedure has allowed more people born with only one ventricle - the lower pumping chamber of the heart - to survive into adulthood, but their unique circulatory system requires continued lifelong medical care. 

Jack Rychik, MD, Director of the Fontan Rehabilitation, Wellness, Activity and Resilience Development (FORWARD) Program, serves as Chair of the AHA statement writing group.

Read the statement.