Classification of the functionally univentricular heart: Unity from mapped codes

Jeffrey P. Jacobs, Rodney C.G. Franklin, Marshall L. Jacobs, Steven D. Colan, Christo I. Tchervenkov, Bohdan Maruszewski, J. William Gaynor, Thomas L. Spray, Giovanni Stellin, Vera D. Aiello, Marie J. Béland, Otto N. Krogmann, Hiromi Kurosawa, Paul M. Weinberg, Martin J. Elliott, Constantine Mavroudis, Robert H. Anderson

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The nomenclature and classification of patients with a functionally univentricular heart has been debated for decades. We review here the approach taken for dealing with this group of patients by the International Working Group for Mapping and Coding of Nomenclatures for Paediatric and Congenital Cardiac Disease. We discuss the approach of this Nomenclature Working Group in the context of other historical and contemporary ideas about this topic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9-21
Number of pages13
JournalCardiology in the young
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
StatePublished - Feb 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Atrioventricular valvar atresia
  • Cardiac surgery
  • Double inlet ventricle
  • Hypoplastic left heart syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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