Vol 61, No 9 (2004)
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Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Univentricular heart, common atrium, single atrio-ventricular valve - is it possible in humans?

Anna Klisiewicz, Piotr Michałek, Piotr Szymański, Piotr Hoffman
Kardiol Pol 2004;61(9):274-276.
Vol 61, No 9 (2004)
Other
Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Abstract: Two extremely rare cases of adults with univentricular hearts of right ventricular morphology are presented. Pathogenesis and pathophysiology of univentricular circulation as well as anatomic variants, short information on prognosis and management are briefly discussed. Echocardiographic diagnosis of univentricular heart is described. The first case was a 23-year-old housewife with univentricular heart, functionally common atrium, single atrio-ventricular valve of tricuspid morphology, transposition of great arteries and significant subvalvular pulmonary stenosis. The second case was a 19-year-old student with univentricular heart with moderately depressed systolic function, common atrium, single atrio-ventricular valve of tricuspid morphology, mitral atresia, and non-communicationg residual left ventricle. Both patients led a normal life with little to moderate limitations of everyday activity.

Abstract

Abstract: Two extremely rare cases of adults with univentricular hearts of right ventricular morphology are presented. Pathogenesis and pathophysiology of univentricular circulation as well as anatomic variants, short information on prognosis and management are briefly discussed. Echocardiographic diagnosis of univentricular heart is described. The first case was a 23-year-old housewife with univentricular heart, functionally common atrium, single atrio-ventricular valve of tricuspid morphology, transposition of great arteries and significant subvalvular pulmonary stenosis. The second case was a 19-year-old student with univentricular heart with moderately depressed systolic function, common atrium, single atrio-ventricular valve of tricuspid morphology, mitral atresia, and non-communicationg residual left ventricle. Both patients led a normal life with little to moderate limitations of everyday activity.
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Keywords

univentricular heart - common atrium - single atrio-ventricular valve

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Title

Univentricular heart, common atrium, single atrio-ventricular valve - is it possible in humans?

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 61, No 9 (2004)

Pages

274-276

Published online

2005-12-12

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2004;61(9):274-276.

Keywords

univentricular heart - common atrium - single atrio-ventricular valve

Authors

Anna Klisiewicz
Piotr Michałek
Piotr Szymański
Piotr Hoffman

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