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Congenital Heart Defects:
Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome: Glenn Operation



Second-Stage Operation: Glenn Operation

If the child tollerates the Norwood Operation, the next operation performed is the Glenn Operation.

This operation diverts all the blood coming back from the upper body through the Superior Venacava (the major vein coming from the upper body).


After this operation is done all of the blood coming from the upper body is diverted to the lungs so more pink blood is coming back from the lungs to the left side of the heart.

However, all the blood coming back from the lungs is still going to the left side of the heart, crossing the Atrial Septal Defect (ASD), and mixing with the blue blood in the Right Atrium and Right Ventricle.

   

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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