Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) is a rare and potentially life threatening congenital heart defect (present at birth). Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) happens when the left side of a baby’s heart is severely underdeveloped.
Upon birth, the ductus arteriosis (hole between left and right sides of the heart) lets blood continue to flow properly. Because of that hole, hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) is often not diagnosed immediately upon birth. However, the ductus arteriosis typically closes within the first few hours or days of life. Once the hole closes in infants with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), the effects on the infant occur rapidly and shock may ensue.
Without surgery, hypoplastic left heart syndrome is typically fatal, usually within the first week or two of the infant’s life.
With treatment, many infants survive, however most with complications later in life. Some of the possible hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) complications may include:
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