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ea0041gp36 | Bone & Calcium Homeostasis | ECE2016

Fontan palliation in children is associated with bone deficits

Petryk Anna , Polgreen Lynda E , Brown Roland , Marino Bradley S , Gremmels David , Shepard Charles , Kelly Aaron S , Miller Bradley S , Rudser Kyle , Kochilas Lazaros K

Background: Survivors with Fontan circulation suffer from chronic systemic hypoperfusion resulting in end-organ injury. Little is known about the effects of these hemodynamic perturbations on bone. We hypothesized that chronic Fontan circulation (>5 years after surgery) would be associated with bone deficits.Methods: Peripheral quantitative computed tomography (pQCT) was performed on 10 Fontan patients (seven males, 11.8±1.7 years) and 11 health...