Resolution of Plastic Bronchitis with Atrial Pacing in a Patient with Fontan Physiology

B. J. Barber, G. H. Burch, D. Tripple, S. Balaji

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We describe a 5-year-old boy with Fontan physiology and a ventricular pacemaker who developed severe plastic bronchitis. Evaluation by cardiac catheterization revealed profoundly altered hemodynamics, which improved with atrial pacing. Following implantation of an atrial pacemaker, which restored atrioventricular (A-V) synchrony, the patient's hemodynamics greatly improved and his plastic bronchitis resolved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-76
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Cardiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004



  • Atrial pacing
  • Fontan physiology
  • Plastic bronchitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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