Hypoplastic left heart syndrome: Experience with palliative surgery

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  • 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 resulted 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. © 1980.
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  • Norwood WI; Kirklin JK; Sanders SP
  • Start Page

  • 87
  • End Page

  • 91
  • Volume

  • 45
  • Issue

  • 1