More people born with a single lower heart chamber survive; but, face challenges in quality and length of life

The Fontan procedure has saved the lives of many people born with only one ventricle, but their unique circulatory system requires lifelong medical monitoring and care. A new scientific statement provides an overview of what is currently known about Fontan circulation and provides guidance for healthcare providers on how to monitor the health of both the cardiovascular system and other organ systems affected by Fontan circulation.