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Functionally univentricular hearts and Fontan circulation

Edited by Sara Thorne and Paul Clift

in Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780199228188
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191725920 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199228188.003.0025

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Functionally univentricular hearts and Fontan circulation

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The functionally univentricular heart 172

Staged approach to achieve definitive palliation 174

Fontan circulation 176

Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) 186

Rare and highly complex form of cyanotic congenital heart disease.The term describes a variety of cardiac malformations in which:

There is functionally a single ventricular cavity....

Chapter.  2895 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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