Article Abstract

Single ventricle, many arrhythmias

Authors: Robert Whitehill, Peter Fischbach, Matthew E. Oster


As the wheels of progress churn forward in cardiovascular care and cardiac surgical technique, the survival rate for infants born with single ventricle physiology, once a universally fatal disease, has improved dramatically. The single ventricle reconstruction (SVR) trial recently reported an overall survival in these patients of 62% at 6 years of follow up (1,2).