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Chirurgia 2006 October;19(5):375-7

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Single ventricular hearts reaching to adulthood

Ulusoy R. E. 1, Kirilmaz A. 2, Kucukarslan N. 3, Suleymanoglu S. 1

1 Istanbul Naval Hospital Department of Pediatric Cardiology Kasimpasa, Istanbul, Turkey
2 Gülhane Military Medical Academy Department of Cardiology, Etlik, Ankara, Turkey
3 Gülhane Military Medical Academy Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Etlik, Ankara, Turkey


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Single ventricle is a rare congenital anomaly. It has a poor prognosis rarely reaching adulthood without any surgical intervention. The mortality of this disorder is still high for all the cases, among the palliative or corrective surgical intervention performed cases. We presented three single ventricle cases reached to adulthood with and without surgical interventions.

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