What is Norwood procedure?

Also known as: Norwood palliation of hypoplastic left heart syndrome.

Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) is a heart defect that’s characterized by an undeveloped left ventricle that causes a number of problems. Norwood procedure is a cutting-edge three-step surgery that corrects the problem with a good success rate.

Reviewed by: Jun Sasaki, MD

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