Echocardiography of hypoplastic left heart syndrome

Thieu Nguyen, Michelle Miller, Javier Gonzalez, Katherine Nardell, James Galas, John B. John, Stan Timofeev, Rich Lambou, Kathryn Douglas, Gerald Marx

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Echocardiography is critical in the assessment of patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Fundamental techniques and standardised approaches are useful when evaluating patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome prenatally, after birth, and before the Norwood operation (Stage 1); after the Norwood operation, before and after the superior cavopulmonary anastomosis (Stage 2); before and after the Fontan operation (Stage 3); and for chronic surveillance after the Fontan operation. From foetal assessment to ongoing surveillance after the Fontan procedure, echocardiography remains the primary technique for cardiac monitoring in this growing population of children and adults.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)28-37
Number of pages10
JournalCardiology in the young
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
StatePublished - Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Hypoplastic left heart syndrome
  • congenital cardiac disease
  • echocardiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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