The success of the Fontan procedure for congenital single ventricle anatomy has resulted in adult patients with Fontan physiology requiring anaesthesia for cardiac and non-cardiac procedures. We present the perioperative management of a patient with Fontan physiology who underwent electrophysiological study with radiofrequency ablation for atrial tachycardia under general anaesthesia. Good communication between the multidisciplinary teams, a detailed understanding of the patient’s complex cardiac anatomy and physiology, as well as the ability to recognise and manage perioperative complications all play a vital role for a successful outcome.
- pacing and electrophysiology
- interventional cardiology
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Contributors DYYL and HK took care of the patient and wrote the manuscript. TS contributed to the writing and reviewing of the manuscript.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.
Patient consent for publication Obtained.
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