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Can a child survive to adulthood with a hypoplastic left ventricle?

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Dr. William Scott
Pediatrics - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Hypoplastic left ventricle cannot be fully repaired but a nearly normal flow of blood can be created through a series of surgeries.
The surgeries do have risk, but many children born with this defect have now become adults.

In brief: Yes

Hypoplastic left ventricle cannot be fully repaired but a nearly normal flow of blood can be created through a series of surgeries.
The surgeries do have risk, but many children born with this defect have now become adults.
Dr. William Scott
Dr. William Scott
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Dr. Matthias Peuster
Pediatrics - Cardiology

In brief: Hlhs

Hlhs can only be survived with complex medical management.
Initially the vessel connecting the aorta and the pumonary artery called ductus arteriosus needs to be kept open by infusing a drug called prostaglandin. Then two options exist. Transplantation or a series of 3 surgeries. Both procedures are associated with a decreased life expectancy but survival into adulthood is possible.

In brief: Hlhs

Hlhs can only be survived with complex medical management.
Initially the vessel connecting the aorta and the pumonary artery called ductus arteriosus needs to be kept open by infusing a drug called prostaglandin. Then two options exist. Transplantation or a series of 3 surgeries. Both procedures are associated with a decreased life expectancy but survival into adulthood is possible.
Dr. Matthias Peuster
Dr. Matthias Peuster
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