Year 2009 – ongoing (but includes all individuals in Australia and New Zealand who have undergone the Fontan surgical procedure)
Age 18.1 (1.0 – 52.5) years
Time point Enrolment Pre-surgery Surgery Follow-up visit(s) Follow-up event(s)
Medical history M
Pregnancy illnesses/infections/interventions M M
Vital signs
(including O2 saturation)
Blood pressure (measured) M
General physical functioning
(e.g. degree of limitations/symptoms
in relation to any physical activity)
Birth defects/congenital abnormalities X M
Comorbidities M M
Other (non-cardiac)
surgical procedures

The Australian and New Zealand Fontan Registry has a number of cross-sectional or one-off studies currently underway or recently completed. Please see below for a brief list and description of a selection of studies. For more information about a particular study, please contact the Registry here[].

  • Screening of Fontan patients in Australia and New Zealand for long-term liver and kidney damage (NHMRC funded) (2013-2015) (N = 152)
  • Functional outcomes after Fontan surgery examining anti-coagulation and fenestration in relation to bone density, cardiac, exercise and neurologic outcomes (NHMRC-funded) (2014-2017)
  • Neurocognitive outcomes in children and adults with a Fontan circulation (HeartKids funded) (2016-2017)
  • Transition from paediatric to adult care for individuals with a Fontan circulation (NHMRC funded) (2014-2019)
  • From the Heart study examining wellbeing and quality of life in individuals with a Fontan circulation and their families (NHMRC funded) (2014-2019)
  • Pregnancy outcomes in women with a Fontan circulation (ongoing)

Featured measurements

NYHA: New York Heart Association (NYHA) Functional Classification


A = Administration report abstraction
C = Index child report (reporting on others)
L = Linkage (to other databases)
M = Medical records data abstraction
O = Observation/direct assessment
N = Nurse report
P = Parent/primary caregiver report
Pe = Peer report
S = Self report
T = Teacher report
X = Undefined
X BF = Pertaining to biological father
X BM = Pertaining to biological mother
C = Pertaining to index child
X F = Pertaining to father
X Fam = Pertaining to family
X G = Pertaining to grandparent(s)
X M = Pertaining to mother
X P = Pertaining to parent(s)
X Pa = Pertaining to partner
X Pe = Pertaining to peers
X Pr = Pertaining to primary caregiver
X Si = Pertaining to sibling(s)