Dictionary: Left Ventricle for Parents
The left ventricle pumps blood full of oxygen out to the body.
Dictionary: Left Atrium for Parents
The left atrium receives blood full of oxygen from the lungs and then empties the blood into the left ventricle.
Heart and Circulatory System for Teens
The heart and circulatory system (also called the cardiovascular system) make up the network that delivers blood to the body's tissues.
Heart and Circulatory System for Parents
The heart and circulatory system are our body's lifeline, delivering blood to the body's tissues. Brush up on your ticker with this body basics article.
Dictionary: Single Ventricle Defect for Parents
Having a single ventricle means that only one of the heart's two ventricles (pumping chambers) works well enough to pump blood.
Heart & Blood Vessels for Parents
Learn about conditions that may affect the heart and circulatory system.
The Norwood procedure is open-heart surgery done as the first of three surgeries to treat hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS).
Dictionary: Right Atrium for Parents
The right atrium receives blood low in oxygen from the body and then empties the blood into the right ventricle.
Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) for Parents
Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) is a birth defect of a baby’s heart. The left side of the heart doesn’t grow as it should, making it smaller and weaker than normal.
Double Outlet Right Ventricle (DORV) for Parents
Double outlet right ventricle (DORV) is a heart defect where the aorta connects to the heart in the wrong place.