Single ventricle heart disease is the leading cause of death for birth defects in children under one years of age [1]. The current surgical procedure requires the use of a shunt for the first stage of the surgery. The following surgeries remove the shunt but cannot be performed on a newborn due to higher lung resistance during the first weeks of life. The overall surgical process, known as the Fontan procedure, results in a reconstructed anatomy where the left and right pulmonary arteries are sutured to the superior and inferior vena cavae (SVC/IVC), hence bypassing the right heart. This anatomy is called a total cavopulmonary connection or TCPC.

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