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Am J Cardiol. 1980 Jan;45(1):87-91.

Hypoplastic left heart syndrome: experience with palliative surgery.


Aortic atresia is a form of hypoplastic left heart syndrome always complicated by associated severe hypoplasia of the ascending aorta and various degrees of mitral valve and left ventricular hypoplasia. At present it is a universally fatal lesion in early infancy. This is a report of a new palliative procedure for hypoplastic left heart syndrome that has resul;ed in early ongoing survival of two infants with aortic atresia. On the basis of experience with a third patient, an operation for future physiologic correction is proposed.

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