hypoplastic left-heart syndrome

hy·po·plas·tic left-heart syn·drome

(hīpō-plastik left-hahrt sindrōm)
One of the most complex heart defects seen in newborns; the left side of the heart is severely underdeveloped.
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JESSICA'S condition, hypoplastic left-heart syndrome, meant she had half a working organ because it had not developed in the womb.
Jessica was born with hypoplastic left-heart syndrome, meaning the left side of her heart was severely underdeveloped and did not work.
Jessica was born with hypoplastic left-heart syndrome, meaning she essentially had half a heart as the left side of her heart was severely underdeveloped and did not work.
Primary school teacher Claire Evans feared the worst after medics said her baby boy Danny had the rare congenital defect hypoplastic left-heart syndrome.
In those cases, the ventricle does not grow, and the child is born with a condition called hypoplastic left-heart syndrome.
The baby, known as Baby Fae, was born prematurely and suffering from a fatal malformation known as the hypoplastic left-heart syndrome. California Loma Linda University Medical Centre surgeon Leonard Bailey, however, suggested xenotransplantation, the technical term for organ transplant between species.
It was set up in 1994 as Left Heart Matters to support children suffering from hypoplastic left-heart syndrome.
Dr Kilby and his colleagues analysed 87 cases of babies with hypoplastic left-heart syndrome (HLHS) at the hospital between 1994 and 1999.
The Journal told on Thursday how Kirsty, 23, from Consett faced an agonising wait when her 20-week scan showed her second child had hypoplastic left-heart syndrome.