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.