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How would my child have gotten a hypoplastic left ventricle?

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Dr. William Scott
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: Not well understood

The underdevelopment of the left sided heart structures begins early in fetal life and is likely related to decreased blood flow through the left side of the heart.
Gene mutations have been identified in sporadic cases, and, after having a child with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, there is a higher risk for subsequent children with the condition suggesting that inherited factors play a role.

In brief: Not well understood

The underdevelopment of the left sided heart structures begins early in fetal life and is likely related to decreased blood flow through the left side of the heart.
Gene mutations have been identified in sporadic cases, and, after having a child with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, there is a higher risk for subsequent children with the condition suggesting that inherited factors play a role.
Dr. William Scott
Dr. William Scott
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Sporadic event

The many variations of congenital heart defects are thought to each represent a random event with some genetic influence.
There in an increase in incidence if mom or dad had any of the many chd lesions, but not necessarily the same defect.They can be associated with broader syndromes that include other defects..

In brief: Sporadic event

The many variations of congenital heart defects are thought to each represent a random event with some genetic influence.
There in an increase in incidence if mom or dad had any of the many chd lesions, but not necessarily the same defect.They can be associated with broader syndromes that include other defects..
Dr. James Ferguson
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