Norwood Procedure

Published On 11/24/2015

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Hypoplastic left heart syndrome is a rare and complex congenital heart defect that causes underdevelopment of the left ventricle of the heart. Without intervention, hypoplastic left heart syndrome is fatal. At Le Bonheur, our surgeons are able to perform the Norwood Procedure in treatment of hypoplastic left heart syndrome. The procedure involves atrial septectomy and transection and litigation of the distal main pulmonary artery. The graph above shows that from July 2012-June 2016, children treated at Le Bonheur had a 87 percent survival rate, which is higher than the national average.

Why this is important: When it comes to treating hypoplastic left heart syndrome, our surgeons perform better than the national average. Consistently positive outcomes and experienced surgeons make us a great choice for your child.

Le Bonheur’s Heart Institute measures quality using data compiled by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, or STS. STS gathers data from other top pediatric heart programs in the country, and publishes that information twice a year. This information helps us benchmark ourselves among other top pediatric heart programs.