In the current era, HLHS is often diagnosed prenatally.
Postnatal signs and symptoms:
Respiratory distress (tachypnea, grunting, flaring, retractions)
Cardiovascular collapse and...
During initial resuscitation and stabilization of a newly diagnosed infant:
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 on OvidInsights]
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, u...
Q: What is the significance of an intact or restrictive atrial septum during the initial stabilization of a neonate with HLHS?
A: In HLHS patients, restriction to left-to-right flow across the atri...
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