Children born with single ventricle heart defects need an experienced team of pediatric heart surgeons, cardiologists, and other experts to provide trustworthy, quality care from before birth through adulthood. While rare, single ventricle heart defects are complex problems that often require a series of surgeries. The mission of Duke’s single ventricle program, the first of its kind in North Carolina, is to improve survival and quality of life for children born with single ventricle heart disease. 

Our care goes beyond surgery to include:

  • At-home monitoring for kids who are between major surgeries
  • Neurodevelopmental care to support learning and development
  • Specialty follow-up care for children who have undergone Fontan surgery