Outcomes after Fontan Operation


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 16-003666
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 16-003666

About this study

The Fontan operation is the most common surgical palliation for complex cyanotic heart disease. Fontan patients that survive into adulthood have multiple comorbidities resulting in a decrease survival compared other cardiac patient. The demographic and clinical risk factors for these morbidities are unknown, hence this study.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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Inclusion Criteria:

  • History of Fontan operation

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • Less than 2 years of follow-up at Mayo

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Alexander Egbe, M.B.B.S., M.D.

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Contact information:

Alexander Egbe M.B.B.S., M.D.



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