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  • Hypoplastic Left Hea
  • Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) is a birth defect that affects normal blood flow through the heart. (cdc.gov)
  • Hypoplastic left heart syndrome is one type of congenital heart defect. (cdc.gov)
  • Often, babies with hypoplastic left heart syndrome also have an atrial septal defect , which is a hole between the left and right upper chambers (atria) of the heart. (cdc.gov)
  • In babies with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, the left side of the heart cannot pump oxygen-rich blood to the body properly. (cdc.gov)
  • During the first few days of life for a baby with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, the oxygen-rich blood bypasses the poorly functioning left side of the heart through the patent ductus arteriosus and the patent foramen ovale. (cdc.gov)
  • However, among babies with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, when these openings close, it becomes hard for oxygen-rich blood to get to the rest of the body. (cdc.gov)
  • 1 In other words, about 1 out of every 4,344 babies born in the United States each year is born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. (cdc.gov)
  • Teagan was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. (cdc.gov)
  • The causes of heart defects such as hypoplastic left heart syndrome among most babies are unknown. (cdc.gov)
  • Hypoplastic left heart syndrome may be diagnosed during pregnancy or soon after the baby is born. (cdc.gov)
  • Hypoplastic left heart syndrome may be diagnosed during pregnancy with an ultrasound, (which creates pictures of the body). (cdc.gov)
  • Some findings from the ultrasound may make the health care provider suspect a baby may have hypoplastic left heart syndrome. (cdc.gov)
  • Complex or critical defects such as hypoplastic left heart syndrome may have severe, life-threatening symptoms. (nih.gov)
  • cardiac
  • Many kids with heart problems benefit from having their hearts fixed surgically or through a cardiac catheterization procedure. (kidshealth.org)
  • When heart defects are detected during pregnancy, our pediatric cardiac surgeons , pediatric cardiologists and medical geneticists meet with parents to better understand their child's condition and develop a treatment plan. (chkd.org)
  • In other cases, surgery or a cardiac catheterization may be needed to reduce the effects of and/or repair the defect. (heart.org)
  • The first operation to correct a congenital heart defect was performed in 1938 by Boston Children's Hospital surgeon, Robert Gross, MD. Today, we perform more than 1,200 cardiac surgeries each year and receive referral from all over the world to repair the most challenging heart problems. (childrenshospital.org)
  • This resource on operative procedures for congenital cardiac defects has been extensively revised. (ovid.com)
  • patent foram
  • When a baby is growing in a mother's womb during pregnancy, there are two small openings between the left and right sides of the heart: the patent ductus arteriosus and the patent foramen ovale . (cdc.gov)
  • murmur
  • Some children have no signs while others may exhibit shortness of breath, cyanosis , fainting , heart murmur , under-development of limbs and muscles, poor feeding or growth, or respiratory infections. (wikipedia.org)
  • Congenital heart defects cause abnormal heart structure resulting in production of certain sounds called heart murmur . (wikipedia.org)
  • During a physical examination, a doctor can see these signs or might hear a heart murmur (an abnormal whooshing sound caused by blood not flowing properly). (cdc.gov)
  • Your child's doctor may initially suspect a problem because he or she hears a heart murmur during a routine exam. (mayoclinic.org)
  • A heart murmur is a sound that occurs when blood flows through the heart or blood vessels fast enough to make a sound that a doctor can hear with a stethoscope. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Most heart murmurs are innocent, meaning that there is no heart defect and the murmur isn't dangerous to your child's health. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Genes
  • These types of heart defects also are thought to be caused by a combination of genes and other risk factors, such as things the mother comes in contact with in the environment or what the mother eats or drinks or the medicines the mother uses. (cdc.gov)
  • The analysis helps researchers find the responsible genes by comparing the genetic codes of patients suffering from heart defects with the codes of those who did not. (innovations-report.com)
  • surgery
  • Others may be effectively treated with catheter based procedures or heart surgery . (wikipedia.org)
  • After receiving surgery, children are encouraged to attend Heart Camps where they can connect with other children and learn about Jesus' love for them. (samaritanspurse.org)
  • He decided to follow Christ with his whole heart after the surgery. (samaritanspurse.org)
  • Since 1993, Children's Heart Project has helped more than 1,000 children receive the life-saving surgery they need. (samaritanspurse.org)
  • Once a successful heart surgery is complete, the child is likely to lead a normal life without difficulty. (samaritanspurse.org)
  • Children in many developing countries don't have access to quality early healthcare like children in the U.S. Children's Heart Project arranges life-saving surgery, which is routine in the U.S., so children from Bolivia, Mongolia, Honduras, and Uganda can lead normal lives. (samaritanspurse.org)
  • Children's Heart arranges life-saving surgery, routine in the US, so #CHD children can lead normal lives. (samaritanspurse.org)
  • More than 150 children are waiting for life-saving heart surgery through Children's Heart. (samaritanspurse.org)
  • Pray for the children who will experience heart surgery this year and for their families. (samaritanspurse.org)
  • Your gift of any amount to Children's Heart Project can help to transport a child to North America, provide surgery to repair the heart, and send a child to Heart Camp where they will learn of God's love. (samaritanspurse.org)
  • At CHKD, our expert surgeons can quickly perform specialized heart surgery for even the smallest patients. (chkd.org)
  • CHKD pediatric heart surgeons use minimally invasive procedures to correct heart defects whenever possible in order to reduce the risks associated with surgery. (chkd.org)
  • Open-heart surgery. (mayoclinic.org)
  • ventricle
  • The heart is the central pump of the circulatory system , and consists of four chambers - the left atrium and left ventricle and the right atrium and right ventricle. (rchsd.org)
  • The left atrium of the heart receives oxygen-rich blood from the lungs and then empties into the left ventricle through the mitral valve. (rchsd.org)
  • This blood, which appears blue, enters the right atrium of the heart and then travels across the tricuspid valve into the right ventricle. (rchsd.org)
  • It does not open properly, which increases strain on the heart because the left ventricle has to pump harder to send blood out to the body. (rchsd.org)
  • When the structures of the left side of the heart (the left ventricle, the mitral valve, and the aortic valve) are underdeveloped, they're unable to pump blood adequately to the entire body. (rchsd.org)
  • aorta
  • Coarctation of the aorta is a narrowing of a portion of the aorta, and often seriously decreases the blood flow from the heart out to the lower portion of the body. (rchsd.org)
  • The left side of the heart then pumps the blood through the aorta and out to the rest of the body. (mayoclinic.org)
  • lungs
  • The heart, lungs, and blood vessels make up the circulatory system of the human body. (rchsd.org)
  • When this hole is present, it allows extra blood flow to travel from the left atrium into the right heart and out to the lungs. (rchsd.org)
  • In a baby without a congenital heart defect, the right side of the heart pumps oxygen-poor blood from the heart to the lungs. (cdc.gov)
  • The right side of the heart then pumps blood to both the lungs and the rest of the body. (cdc.gov)
  • Pulmonary stenosis is a narrowing of the valve through which blood leaves the heart on its way to the lungs. (nih.gov)
  • If the hole is large, this may make the heart and lungs work harder and may cause fluid to build up in the lungs. (nih.gov)
  • The right side of the heart moves blood to the lungs through vessels called pulmonary arteries. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Your child may have a chest X-ray to see if the heart is enlarged, or if the lungs have extra blood or other fluid in them. (mayoclinic.org)
  • chambers
  • They can be fairly simple, such as a hole between the chambers of the heart or a heart valve that has not formed right. (cigna.com)
  • The hole between the top two chambers of the heart can be very hard to hear, it's fairly silent so often people don't find it until they have a problem with it," Fisher said. (fox11online.com)
  • Irfan Kathiriya, a student in UT Southwestern s Medical Scientist Training Program and co-lead author, found that when a single amino of GATA4 was altered in the Dallas family, it prevented GATA4 from associating with TBX5, suggesting that the two work together to divide the heart into four chambers. (innovations-report.com)
  • A normal heart has two upper and two lower chambers. (mayoclinic.org)
  • The lower chambers, the more muscular right and left ventricles, pump blood out of your heart. (mayoclinic.org)
  • The heart is divided into four hollow chambers, two on the right and two on the left. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Holes can form in the walls between heart chambers or between major blood vessels leaving the heart. (mayoclinic.org)
  • catheter
  • Some defects can be fixed by using a thin, flexible tube called a catheter. (cigna.com)
  • The hole was damaging Mike's heart- so he had a catheter procedure to close it. (fox11online.com)
  • In this test, a thin, flexible tube (catheter) is inserted into a blood vessel at your baby's groin and guided through it into the heart. (mayoclinic.org)