Pediatr Cardiol

DOI 10.1007/s00246-016-1428-1

Received: 15 February 2016 / Accepted: 26 May 2016

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2016


MELD-XI Scores Correlate with Post-Fontan Hepatic Biopsy Fibrosis Scores



William N Evans, MD1,2, Ruben J Acherman, MD1,2, Michael L Ciccolo, MD1,2,

Sergio A Carrillo, MD1,2, Alvaro Galindo, MD1,2, Abraham Rothman, MD1,2, Brody J Winn, MD3, Noel S. Yumiaco, MD3, Humberto Restrepo, MD, MPH1,2


1 - ChildrenŐs Heart Center Nevada, 3006 S. Maryland Pkwy, Ste. 690, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA; 2 - Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Nevada School of Medicine, 2040 W. Charleston Blvd Ste. 402, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA; 3 - Laboratory Medicine Consultants, Las Vegas, NV, USA



ChildrenŐs Heart Center Nevada, 3006 S Maryland Pkwy, Ste 690, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109, USA. Email:



We tested the hypothesis that MELD-XI values correlated with hepatic total fibrosis scores obtained in 70 predominately stable, post-Fontan patients that underwent elective cardiac catheterization. We found a statistically significant correlation between MELD-XI values and total fibrosis scores (p  = 0.003). Thus, serial MELD-XI values may be an additional useful clinical parameter for follow-up care in post-Fontan patients.


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