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Am J Cardiol. 1995 Oct 15;76(11):809-11.

Management of hypoplastic left heart syndrome in a consortium of university hospitals.

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Department of Pediatrics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA.


To determine current management of hypoplastic left heart syndrome, we utilized the discharge database of the University Hospital Consortium and obtained data on the surgical procedures, length of stay, hospital charges, and outcome for 636 neonates with this condition admitted to 40 member institutions from 1989 to 1993. Of the 636 patients, 95 (15%) were discharged without surgical intervention. A Norwood operation was performed in 222 (53% mortality) and transplantation in 40 (42% mortality). Median length of stay and hospital charges were 17 days and $57,418 for the Norwood procedure and 47 days and $126,695 for transplantation.

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