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Hypoplastic syndrome

I just found out my cousins baby will be born with Hypoplastic syndrome (half a heart) anyone else have this happen or know anything about it?

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:18 PM on Feb. 23, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • My friend's baby was born with this nearly 6 yrs ago. She is doing well. She had a series of surgeries that re-routes the bloodflow in the heart.

    Here is a good description of the syndrome:
    http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/health/heart-encyclopedia/anomalies/hlhs.htm

    And here is the story of my friend's little girl who was also born with HLHS:
    http://health.usnews.com/articles/health/best-childrens-hospitals/2008/05/29/no-slowing-her-down.html

    and here is a description of the procedures with diagrams;
    http://www.thehealthexpress.com/david_hlhs.htm

    if you read the article about my friend's little girl, Makenna, you'll see at the bottom of the article it says at TX children's the death rate is only 2%. So your cousin's baby has a good chance of survival! I know it's scary to know that there's something wrong with the heart, but it can be corrected most of the time.
    Pieta0227

    Answer by Pieta0227 at 11:19 PM on Feb. 23, 2009

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