Long-term follow-up in the unoperated univentricular heart.


Type A univentricular heart is a severe congenital cardiac defect; 50% of patients are dead 14 years after diagnosis, a death rate of 4.8% per year. Type C univentricular heart is even more lethal; 50% of patients are dead 4 years after diagnosis. Pulmonary stenosis did not protect either group of patients in terms of overall survival. Of the patients in… (More)