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  • Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome Surgery: The Norwood Procedure for Parents


    The Norwood procedure is open-heart surgery done as the first of three surgeries to treat hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS).

  • 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.

  • A to Z: Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) for Parents


    Learn about heart conditions that affect newborn and premature babies.

  • Cardiology A to Z for Parents


    Find out about heart conditions that can affect children.

  • P for Parents


    Key pediatric diseases and conditions that start with the letter P.

  • Heart & Blood Vessels for Parents


    Learn about conditions that may affect the heart and circulatory system.

  • 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: Superior Vena Cava for Parents


    The superior vena cava is the large vein that returns blood from the head and arms to the heart.

  • Dictionary: Aorta for Parents


    The aorta is the major blood vessel that carries blood away from the heart to the rest of the body.

  • Dictionary: Open-Heart Surgery for Parents


    Open-heart surgery is surgery that involves opening the chest and heart. A heart-lung machine does the work for the heart and lungs during the procedure.