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Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome: Introduction

Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome: A rare condition where an infant is born with an underdeveloped left side of the heart which prevents the heart from pumping oxygenated blood efficiently to various parts of the body. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

  • Underdeveloped left ventricle
  • Underdeveloped pulmonary artery
  • Absence of tricuspid valve
  • Stenosis of pulmonary artery
  • Absence of pulmonary valve
  • more symptoms...»

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Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome: Complications

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Causes of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

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Disease Topics Related To Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

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Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

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Hospitals & Clinics: Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

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Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

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Prognosis for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

Prognosis for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome: death within days or months without treatment

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Clinical Trials for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

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Definitions of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome:

A condition characterized by underdevelopment of the left cardiac chambers, atresia or stenosis of the aorta or mitral valve or both, and hypoplasia of the aorta. These anomalies are a common cause of heart failure in early infancy. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, or a subtype of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

 

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