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Single Ventricle Anomalies and the Fontan Procedure

Single ventricle anomalies are rare congenital heart defects in which one of the ventricles (or chambers) of the heart does not develop properly, or when the heart can’t be separated into two chambers. Children who are born with single ventricle anomalies can undergo the Fontan procedure to receive better oxygenation and better exercise capacity.

Children's Team

Children's Team

Providers

Yves d'Udekem

Yves d'Udekem

Division Chief, Cardiac Surgery
Co-Director, Children's National Heart Institute
Anitha John

Anitha John

Medical Director, Washington Adult Congenital Heart Program
Richard Jonas

Richard Jonas

Emeritus Chief, Cardiac Surgery
Senior Investigator, Center for Neuroscience Research
Pranava Sinha

Pranava Sinha

Surgical Director, Advanced Cardiac Therapies and Heart Transplant Program
Cardiac Surgeon
Can Yerebakan

Can Yerebakan

Director, Cardiovascular Surgery Fellowship Program
Cardiac Surgeon
Our Stories

Our Stories

Cayden and Reagen as babies laying next to eachother sleeping

Cayden's Story

Cayden was born with a life-threatening complex congenital heart defect. Learn how the hybrid procedure for HLHS helped Cayden.

Departments

Departments

Cardiac Surgery

Our pediatric heart surgery team performs twice the number of surgeries of any other hospital in the region, with some of the best outcomes in the nation.