A new clinic at Riley Hospital for Children is focusing on helping patients born with congenital heart defects thrive as they get older.
The Fontan Follow Up clinic is a one-stop shop for kids who have had this procedure. Each patient is able to see multiple specialists in one place, in one day.
Ethan McHenry was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and had the Fontan procedure when he was 14 months old. Now, he's learning how to follow a care plan while still getting involved in activities through school and with his friends. The team at the Fontan Follow Up clinic is able to guide him through this phase in life while closely monitoring his health.