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First-Stage Operation: Norwood Operation

The first stage operation to fix the Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome defect consists of transection of the distal main Pulmonary Artery and transection of the Aorta, then this is attached to an incision in the Aorta.

To keep the blood flowing to the lungs a shunt is constructed from the newly formed Aorta to the main Pulmonary Arteries.

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