Learning about your complex heart condition is often frightening and confusing. So, if you are feeling this way don’t worry that is perfectly normal. Very few people have an understanding of what a complex heart condition means but we have written the different types of single ventricle heart conditions like Pulmonary Atresia, so you can understand your heart a little more and also try to deal with the tricky feelings that come with living with it.
Let’s keep reading to understand your single ventricle heart condition and the palliative (treatable but not curable) treatment available. Maybe you’re already talking to your doctor about this and recognize some of the things we talk about.
We will start by looking at the ‘normal heart’ (you have a special heart) and the way that it works whilst the baby is inside the mother. We start here as it’s a good place to understand the function of the normal heart and then how yours works differently.