International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part L (2016)
A case of antenatally diagnosed hypoplastic left heart syndrome
The term hypoplastic left heart syndrome describes a diminutive left ventricle with underdevelopment of the mitral and aortic valves. Because of its small size, the left ventricle is incapable of supporting the systemic circulation. There is hypoplasia of the ascending aorta and the aortic arch.
Prevalence: varies between 0.21 and 0.28 per 1000 live births. 4, 5 with male preponderance. Infants with this disease presents early in life with tachypnea and cyanosis. Diagnosis is done by two dimensional echo-cardiography. Afflicted children require surgery as neonates, as they have duct-dependent systemic circulation. Surgical therapy for hypoplastic left-heart syndrome is associated with improving survival rates, reported as high as 90-95% for the 1st-stage palliation in experienced centers.
How to cite this article:
Dr Sharad Agarkhedkar, Dr Shailaja Mane, Dr Mohd Mohsin, Dr Padedam Raghaviah, Dr Vardhan Patel, Dr Jignesh Thakor. A case of antenatally diagnosed hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(2):762-765.