Hypoplastic left heart syndrome

James Quintessenza, Holly C. DeSena, Lindsey Justice, Marshall L. Jacobs

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Hypoplastic left heart syndrome constitutes a spectrum of morphologic abnormalities characterized by underdevelopment of left-sided cardiac structures. A comprehensive understanding of their unique anatomy and single-ventricle physiology is essential for successful management. Optimal outcomes are achieved by high-performing, multidisciplinary teams engaged during the fetal, preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative periods. Significant improvement in care has been realized, but much work lies ahead as these patients continue to present challenges over their entire life span.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCritical Heart Disease in Infants and Children
ISBN (Electronic)9781455707607
ISBN (Print)9781455751006
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018


  • Hypoplastic left heart syndrome
  • Norwood procedure
  • Single ventricle
  • Stage i palliation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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