Normal Heart vs. Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome Animation :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Animation: Normal Heart Anatomy vs. Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) Anatomy

Approximately 1,000 children are born each year with a single ventricle heart defect, in which one lower chamber of the heart is either underdeveloped, too small, or missing a valve. Learn how a Hypoplastic Left Heart is different from a “normal” heart and how it can be treated through a series of procedures.

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