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Hearing that something might be wrong with your baby is devastating; you want as many answers as you can get. These families received options from doctors at other hospitals that they wouldn't accept. Children's Colorado gave them a path of hope for HLHS babies – from prognosis to surgery to life after.
What is HLHS?
Hypoplastic left heart syndrome is a congenital heart defect where the left side of the heart is underdeveloped, preventing enough blood from pumping to the body. In many cases, HLHS is diagnosed in utero, before the baby is born. Though babies born with HLHS need significant medical care beginning as soon as they are born, with proper diagnosis, treatment and follow up, they can grow up to live a mostly normal life.
Get an in-depth overview of HLHS, from diagnosis to treatment options
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