Jan 1, 1980

Hypoplastic left heart syndrome: experience with palliative surgery

The American Journal of Cardiology
W I NorwoodS P Sanders


Aortic atresia is a form of hypoplastic left heart syndrome always complicated by associated severe hypoplasia of the ascending aorta and various degrees of mitral valve and left ventricular hypoplasia. At present it is a universally fatal lesion in early infancy. This is a report of a new palliative procedure for hypoplastic left heart syndrome that has resul;ed in early ongoing survival of two infants with aortic atresia. On the basis of experience with a third patient, an operation for future physiologic correction is proposed.

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Mitral Valve
Left Ventricular Structure
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left
Pulmonary Artery Structure
Pulmonary Vascular Resistance
Congenital Heart Defects
Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
Pulmonary Circulation
Hypothyroidism, Congenital, DUE TO Thyroid Dysgenesis
Aortic Valve Structure

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