Doctors for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome in Pathribagh, Dehradun
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HYPOPLASTIC LEFT HEART SYNDROME
Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome is a rare, congenital defect in which the left heart is critically underdeveloped. In babies born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, the left side of the heart is ineffective in pumping blood. Symptoms are:
• Critical illness during infancy
• Greyish-blue skin colour
• Rapid, difficult breathing
• Poor feeding
• Cold hands and feet
• Unusual drowsiness or sleepiness
HOW IS HYPOPLASTIC LEFT HEART SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
The health care practitioner will perform a physical examination and will require details and symptoms of the condition. Tests may include:
• Cardiac catheterization
• X-ray of the chest
HOW IS HYPOPLASTIC LEFT HEART SYNDROME TREATED?
Surgical intervention is required for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Before surgery several options like medications, breathing assistance, IV fluids and feeding tube are given by the doctor. Several surgeries are required to correct Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Norwood procedure, Bidirectional Glenn procedure and Fontan procedure are common surgical options
DID YOU KNOW?
Hypoplastic left heart syndrome is more common among males than females.