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Congenital Heart Defects:
Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome: Norwood Operation



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.
   

Problems with the Walls:
Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) : Fix | Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) : Fix

Problems with the Doors:
Tricuspid Valve Atresia : Fix 1 | Fix 2 | Fix 3 | Ebstein's Anomaly
Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome : Fix 1 | Fix 2 | Fix 3
Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
| Aortic Valve Stenosis

Problems with the Chambers:
Hypoplastic Right Ventricle

Problems with the Hallways:
Coarctation of the Aorta : Fix | Branch Pulmonary Artery Stenosis
Transposition of the Great Arteries : Fixed
Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection

Problems with the Plumbing:
Anomalous Origin of the Coronary Arteries from the Pulmonary Artery

Problems Involving More Than One Part of the Heart:
Tetralogy of Fallot : Fixed
Truncus Arteriosus : Fixed | Common Atrioventricular Canal : Fix 1 | Fix 2

Ductus Arteriosus : Fix 1 | Fix 2


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Next we will show you the second stage operation doctors perform called the Glenn Operation.

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