Norwood operation

Nor·wood op·er·a·tion

(nōr'wud),
operation performed in infants with subaortic stenosis and tricuspid atresia; the pulmonary artery is divided and both ends are attached to the aorta, the distal end via a prosthetic graft.

Nor·wood op·er·a·tion

(nōr'wud op-ĕr-ā'shŭn)
Surgical procedure performed in infants with subaortic stenosis and tricuspid atresia; the pulmonary artery is divided and both ends are attached to the aorta, the distal end by a prosthetic graft.
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"Most normal colds and coughs send Jacob to the hospital because his oxygen levels are so low." For patients like Jacob, the 'Norwood Operation' is a series of three surgeries with the aim of helping the right side of the heart to pump a normal flow of blood in and out of the organ so the body can receive the level of oxygen it requires.
Use of surveillance criteria reduces interstage mortality after the Norwood operation for hypo plastic left heart syndrome.
Normal interstage growth after the Norwood operation associated with interstage home monitoring.
Improving interstage survival after Norwood operation: Outcomes from 10 years of home monitoring.
There is no cure but it can be improved with a Norwood operation, which aims to use the pumping power of the right ventricle.