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Safety and Utility of CardioMEMS Device for Remote Pulmonary Artery Monitoring in Paediatric Fontan Patients: A Case Series

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Deepti P. Bhat, MD

Patients with single ventricle congenital heart disease who undergo total cavo-pulmonary anastomosis (Fontan surgery) suffer from elevated pulmonary artery pressure (PAP), which leads to multiple adverse sequelae. Traditionally, the Fontan pressures are assessed via invasive haemodynamic catheterization that exposes these medically fragile patients to the risks of vascular injury and anaesthesia. While the CardioMEM remote PAP monitor has been extensively used in adults with heart failure, the safety of this device has not been established in children.

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