How to Prepare for Your Appointment
Prior to your first visit, all health records (medical, arrhythmia, and surgical history and reports, as well as cardiac images on CDs or DVDs) are reviewed by the single ventricle team before the patient comes to our center for evaluation. Additional subspecialty appointments are coordinated on an as needed basis. This may include a further consultation with a gastroenterologist, hepatologist, immunologist, endocrinologist or hematologist. Based on the patient’s age and history, additional testing such as echocardiogram, Holter monitor, blood work, cardiac MRI or CT, cardiopulmonary stress test, cardiac catheterization, and intracardiac electrophysiology study may be performed at Lurie Children’s or Northwestern Memorial Hospital.