Long-term survival in a case of unoperated single ventricle

Karaduman B. D., Bayram H., Kasapkara H. A., Keles T., Durmaz T.

TURK KARDIYOLOJI DERNEGI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.44, no.4, pp.338-341, 2016 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier


Single ventricle is a rare congenital heart disease, typically diagnosed with dyspnea and cyanosis. The number of patients who reach adulthood without having undergone surgical treatment is limited due to poor prognosis. While some reports describe patients who have reached the 2nd and 3rd decades of life, it is very interesting that the case of the patient who has lived the longest with unoperated single ventricle is reported in Turkey.