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Double Inlet Left Ventricle
Michael D. Puchalski, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Clinical Issues

        TERMINOLOGY

        • Abbreviations

          • Double inlet left ventricle (DILV)
        • Synonyms

          • Single or "common" ventricle
          • Univentricular heart
        • Definitions

          • Heart has 1 functioning ventricle with inflow from 1 or both atria
            • Often rudimentary 2nd outlet chamber
              • Remnant of right ventricle in DILV
            • Ventricular septal defect (VSD) is present (often referred to as bulboventricular foramen)

        IMAGING

        • General Features

          • Echocardiographic Findings

            • Imaging Recommendations

              DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                PATHOLOGY

                • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                  CLINICAL ISSUES

                  • Demographics

                    • Natural History & Prognosis

                      • Treatment

                        Selected References

                        1. Tham EB et al: Outcome of fetuses and infants with double inlet single left ventricle. Am J Cardiol. 101(11):1652-6, 2008
                        2. Vyas H et al: Double inlet left ventricle. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 9(5):391-8, 2007
                        3. Lan YT et al: Outcome of patients with double-inlet left ventricle or tricuspid atresia with transposed great arteries. J Am Coll Cardiol. 43(1):113-9, 2004
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                        KEY FACTS

                        • Terminology

                          • Imaging

                            • Clinical Issues

                              TERMINOLOGY

                              • Abbreviations

                                • Double inlet left ventricle (DILV)
                              • Synonyms

                                • Single or "common" ventricle
                                • Univentricular heart
                              • Definitions

                                • Heart has 1 functioning ventricle with inflow from 1 or both atria
                                  • Often rudimentary 2nd outlet chamber
                                    • Remnant of right ventricle in DILV
                                  • Ventricular septal defect (VSD) is present (often referred to as bulboventricular foramen)

                              IMAGING

                              • General Features

                                • Echocardiographic Findings

                                  • Imaging Recommendations

                                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                      PATHOLOGY

                                      • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                                        CLINICAL ISSUES

                                        • Demographics

                                          • Natural History & Prognosis

                                            • Treatment

                                              Selected References

                                              1. Tham EB et al: Outcome of fetuses and infants with double inlet single left ventricle. Am J Cardiol. 101(11):1652-6, 2008
                                              2. Vyas H et al: Double inlet left ventricle. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 9(5):391-8, 2007
                                              3. Lan YT et al: Outcome of patients with double-inlet left ventricle or tricuspid atresia with transposed great arteries. J Am Coll Cardiol. 43(1):113-9, 2004