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    Pulsatile blood flow in total cavopulmonary connection: a comparison between Y-shaped and T-shaped geometry

    , Article Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing ; Volume 55, Issue 2 , 2017 , Pages 213-224 ; 01400118 (ISSN) Rajabzadeh Oghaz, H ; Firoozabadi, B ; Saidi, M. S ; Monjezi, M ; Navabi Shirazi, M. A ; Malakan Rad, E ; Sharif University of Technology
    Springer Verlag  2017
    Abstract
    Single-ventricle anomaly is a hereditary heart disease that is characterized by anatomical malformations. The main consequence of this malformation is desaturated blood flow, which without proper treatment increases the risk of death. The classical treatment is based on a three-stage palliative procedure which should begin from the first few days of patient’s life. The final stage is known as Fontan procedure, in which inferior vena cava is directly connected to pulmonary arteries without going through the ventricle. This connection is called total cavopulmonary connection (TCPC). After surgery, the single ventricle supplies adequate and saturated systemic blood flow to the body; however,...