Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

Cardiovascular disease

A birth defect that affects normal blood flow through the heart. The left side of the heart doesn't form correctly. It mostly affects babies because its present at birth.



  • Problems breathing
  • Pounding heart
  • Weak pulse
  • Bluish skin color


It may be diagnosed during pregnancy or soon after the baby is born. During pregnancy there are screening tests or an ultrasound. After birth, during an physical exam, a doctor can see signs or hear an abnormal sound of blood not flowing accordingly.


If left untreated, it could become fatal. Survival rates increase continuing with surgery.
Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS)

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