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Is ?Hypoplastic left heart syndrome usually fatal?
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Frequently.
At least 20% mortality is expected with this diagnosis.
If diagnosed in utero, termination of pregnancy should be offered <24 weeks. A 3-step sequence of major cardiac surgeries is nowadays the standard of care and has fairly good outcomes at experienced centers (norwood/glenn/fontan), with significant intra- and inter-procedural mortality. http://texaschildrens.org/locate/doctors/ayres, -nancy/.

In brief: Frequently.
At least 20% mortality is expected with this diagnosis.
If diagnosed in utero, termination of pregnancy should be offered <24 weeks. A 3-step sequence of major cardiac surgeries is nowadays the standard of care and has fairly good outcomes at experienced centers (norwood/glenn/fontan), with significant intra- and inter-procedural mortality. http://texaschildrens.org/locate/doctors/ayres, -nancy/.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: We all die
My oldest HLS patient is now a 27 yo clinical cardiology nurse.
She had a hard road to where she is today, and nothing has come easy, but with superior care and a supportive family she is a survivor. I believe she married last summer. Without treatment these are expected to die in infancy.

In brief: We all die
My oldest HLS patient is now a 27 yo clinical cardiology nurse.
She had a hard road to where she is today, and nothing has come easy, but with superior care and a supportive family she is a survivor. I believe she married last summer. Without treatment these are expected to die in infancy.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Henry Rascoff
"We all die" is a heartless comment, no pun intended.
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