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Many children enjoy full and active lives after the Fontan procedure. But they still have complex needs and run the risk of serious complications, including heart failure, problems with their lymphatic system, and problems with organs like the liver, lungs and kidneys. Children’s Health is one of the very few pediatric hospitals in the United States with a program dedicated to helping Fontan patients live long, fulfilling lives.
Our Fontan program establishes a center of excellence that streamlines lifelong care for Fontan-single ventricle patients. This program focuses on all aspects of a child’s physical and mental health, and addresses any social, learning and neuropsychological disorders.
Our program brings together specialists in heart health, lung health, liver health, social work, nutrition and other areas to treat all aspects of your child’s condition. We provide cutting-edge therapies including complex lymphatic interventions that are available at only a small handful of hospitals. Through our association with UT Southwestern, we are also proud to contribute to research that will improve care for Fontan patients and help them live longer, healthier lives.