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Table 1 Comparison of patients with single-ventricle heart operated on with the hemi-Fontan (Group HF) or bidirectional Glenn (Group BDG) procedure

From: Preoperative single ventricle function determines early outcome after second-stage palliation of single ventricle heart

  Group HF (n = 23)
m (min-max, %)
Group BDG (n = 37)
m (min/max, %)
p value
Age 33 ± 11.2 (weeks) 28 (10–42) 36 (19–72) 0.03
Body mass 6.7 ± 1.2 (kg) 6 (4–9) 7 (4–10) 0.19
Mechanical ventilation (days) 4 (2–25) 4 (1–20) 0.46
Type of single-ventricle HLHS 13 (56.5%) 23 (62,2%) 0,66
TA 2 (8,7%) 4 (10,8%) 0,99
Unbalanced A-V canal 2 (8,7%) 3 (8,1%) 0,99
DILV 1 (4,3%) 3 (8,1%) 0,99
Other 5 (21,7%) 4 (10,8%) 0,28
Aortic clamping time (min) 39 (27–58) 39 (21–61) 0.62
Mechanical ventilation (days) 4 (2–25) 4 (1–20) 0.46
SatO2 (%) - 1 postoperative day 75 (40–86) 77 (61–92) 0.96
SatO2 (%) - 3 postoperative day 78 (63–85) 80 (65–92) 0.64
SatO2 (%) - 5 postoperative day 78 (70–87) 81 (60–91) 0.642
Length of stay (days) 11 (5–19) 10 (7–18) 0.42
  1. M median, SatO2 oxygen arterial blood saturation, HLHS hypoplastic left heart syndrome, TA tricuspid atresia, DILV double inlet left ventricle