Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Transient Elastography Of The Liver For Non-invasive Assessment Of Central Venous Pressures And Hepatic Fibrosis In Patients With Fontan Circulation

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Principal Investigator: Fred Wu, MD

Department: Cardiology

Protocol Status: Open for Recruitment

Trial Description: This study examines the relationship between the pressures in the heart and liver stiffness and injury in subjects who have had Fontan surgery for congenital heart disease.  Liver stiffness is measure by “transient elastography,” a painless and quick measurement using ultrasound technology.

Recruitment Info: Eligible subjects are patients of any age with Fontan physiology who are undergoing cardiac catheterization.  Further details are available on request.

PI contact: Fred Wu, MD  617-355-7893

Additional contact:  Maureen Jonas, MD, Center for Childhood Liver Disease, 617-355-5837

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