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Does a child with a hypoplastic left ventricle need surgery?

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Dr. William Scott
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: Yes

A child with hypoplastic left heart syndrome does not have a functioning left ventricle, which is the pump that pushes blood to the body.
Untreated, newborn infants will become critically ill within the first weeks of life. Surgery does not repair the problem, but can help create a more stable circulation of blood to allow the child to grow. Ultimately several surgeries are necessary.

In brief: Yes

A child with hypoplastic left heart syndrome does not have a functioning left ventricle, which is the pump that pushes blood to the body.
Untreated, newborn infants will become critically ill within the first weeks of life. Surgery does not repair the problem, but can help create a more stable circulation of blood to allow the child to grow. Ultimately several surgeries are necessary.
Dr. William Scott
Dr. William Scott
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology

In brief: See below

This condition will be fatal without treatment.
The blood flow to the body is severely decreased and can lead to shock and death. Talk to your surgeon and discuss options.

In brief: See below

This condition will be fatal without treatment.
The blood flow to the body is severely decreased and can lead to shock and death. Talk to your surgeon and discuss options.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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