Hypoplastic left heart syndrome

Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) encompasses a series of anomalies that all have a very small, or “hypoplastic”, left ventricle, which is incapable of pumping the required amount of blood to supply all the organs and tissue in the body. In this situation, the right ventricle keeps blood circulating. Children with this type of anomaly tend to have other structures of the left side of the heart that are also smaller. Often the mitral valve, the aortic valve or the aorta itself are smaller than they should be. Hypoplasia of the left chambers is one of the most serious heart defects, although very good outcomes are achieved in centres with experience of the condition such as ours.

Síndrome de la hipoplàsia de cavitats esquerres a Vall d'Hebron
Authorship: Vall d'Hebron
Creation date: 17.12.2021, 10:03
Modification date: 31.01.2022, 13:48
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