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.
The Norwood procedure is open-heart surgery done as the first of three surgeries to treat hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS).
Heart & Blood Vessels - Nemours KidsHealth for Parents
Learn about conditions that may affect the heart and circulatory system.
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.
Dictionary: Heart Transplant for Parents
A heart transplant is a surgery where doctors remove a person's sick heart and replace it with a healthy donor heart.
Dictionary: Left Ventricle for Parents
The left ventricle pumps blood full of oxygen out to the body.
Dictionary: Inferior Vena Cava for Parents
The inferior vena cava is the large vein that returns blood from the legs and abdomen to the heart.
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.
Dictionary: Blood Pressure for Parents
Blood pressure is a measurement that tells how hard the heart is pumping to move blood through the blood vessels.
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.