Single Ventricle Anomalies -- Child
(Single Ventricle Lesions—Child)
- Tricuspid atresia—tricuspid valve does not develop
- Pulmonary atresia—pulmonary valve does not develop
- Hypoplastic left heart syndrome—left side of the heart does not develop properly
- Double inlet left ventricle—large left ventricle and small right ventricle
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- Family history of congenital heart defect
- Other heart defects
- Certain chromosomal disorders
- Environmental exposure to chemicals that cause birth defects
- Blue or pale grayish skin color
- Fast breathing
- Rapid heartbeat
- Poor feeding/poor weight gain
- Restore connections between the heart, lungs, and body
- Improve circulation
American Heart Association http://www.heart.org
Family Doctor—American Academy of Family Physicians http://familydoctor.org
Canadian Cardiovascular Society http://www.ccs.ca
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada http://www.heartandstroke.com
Single ventricle anomalies and Fontan circulation. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital website. Available at: http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/health/info/heart/diagnose/sv.htm. Updated December 2013. Accessed November 10, 2014.
Single ventricle defects. American Heart Association website. Available at: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/CongenitalHeartDefects/AboutCongenitalHeartDefects/Single-Ventricle-Defects%5FUCM%5F307037%5FArticle.jsp. Updated March 26, 2014. Accessed November 10, 2014.
Single ventricle heart defects. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia website. Available at: http://www.chop.edu/service/cardiac-center/heart-conditions/single-ventricle.html#treatment. Accessed November 10, 2014.
- Reviewer: Kari Kassir, MD
- Review Date: 12/2014 -
- Update Date: 12/20/2014 -
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