Longitudinal results after first-stage palliation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome.


To evaluate the results of palliative surgery for hypoplastic left heart syndrome, we reviewed the records of 57 infants who underwent first-stage reconstruction at our institution between July 1983 and April 1989. Of the 57 infants, 12 (21%) are long-term survivors and 45 (79%) have died. Thirty-one infants died within the first 30 days after surgery… (More)


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