Professor Yves d’Udekem

Institute: Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
Category: Clinical
Current Project

Fontan ACE inhibitor randomised controlled trial for nephropathy

The Fontan procedure is the last in a series of operations offered to children born with hearts with a single ventricle, or pumping chamber. 

These patients are now surviving into adulthood, however, are susceptible to multiple complications including arrhythmias, thromboembolic events, heart failure, and liver and kidney problems. 

Utilising the Australian and New Zealand…

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Current Project

The Australia and New Zealand Fontan Registry: the ideal model to improve the adult life of children born with congenital heart disease

People born with a single pumping chamber in their heart are at the worst end of the spectrum of congenital heart disease. The Fontan procedure is the last of a series of operations giving them survival to adulthood, but an uncertain future thereafter. We have built the largest and the…

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