In the current era, HLHS is often diagnosed prenatally.
Postnatal signs and symptoms:
Respiratory distress (tachypnea, grunting, flaring, retractions)
Cardiovascular collapse and...
Prostaglandin E1 therapy should be initiated as soon as possible to maintain ductal patency.
Alsoufi B, Bennetts J, Verma S, et al. New developments in the treatment of hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Pediatrics. 2007;119(1):109–117. [View Abstract]
Grossfeld P. H...
746.7 Hypoplastic left heart syndrome
758.6 Gonadal dysgenesis
759.89 Other specified congenital anomalies
Q24.8 Other specified congenital malformations of heart
Q96.9 Turner’s syndrome, ...
Q: What should the differential diagnosis include when an infant with HLHS who’s undergone stage I palliation presents with cyanosis and respiratory distress?
A: Modified Blalock-Taussig shunt thro...
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