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How does anyone know someone has hypoplastic left heart syndrome?

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Dr. Patrick Callahan
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: Echocardiogram

An infant will be suspected as having heart defect by examination and pulse oximetry.
A pediatric cardiologist will perform an echocardiogram to make the diagnosis. The infant may appear very normal on the outside. Once changes occur in the newborn infant hlhs is not compatible with life without surgical intervention. A fetal echo by an experienced ped cardiologist can id this before birth.

In brief: Echocardiogram

An infant will be suspected as having heart defect by examination and pulse oximetry.
A pediatric cardiologist will perform an echocardiogram to make the diagnosis. The infant may appear very normal on the outside. Once changes occur in the newborn infant hlhs is not compatible with life without surgical intervention. A fetal echo by an experienced ped cardiologist can id this before birth.
Dr. Patrick Callahan
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