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Principal Investigator: Fred Wu, MD
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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