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.
Heart & Blood Vessels for Parents
Learn about conditions that may affect the heart and circulatory system.
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.
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.
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: 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: Left Ventricle for Parents
The left ventricle pumps blood full of oxygen out to the body.