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Rom J Leg Med21(1)27-30(2013)
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Sudden death of a premature new-born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Morfological study of the heart

F.M. Filipoiu, M. Balgradean, V. Jinga

Abstract: The Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), also known as the Norwood Syndrome, is a complex clinical entity, a part of the cardiac congenital maladies, with a birth frequency of 1/15000. It is a severe disease with a huge mortality index after-birth. The lack of development of the left ventricle and the atresia with mitral or aortic stenosis mainly characterizes the syndrome. We report a case of a premature male fetus which was diagnosed with HLHS at 6 moths of age by cardiac ecoghraphic examination. The new-born died at 3 hours after birth by cardio-respiratory arrest due to ventricular fibrillation. We noticed that the specialized literature does not include photographic iconographies, owing to the fact that all articles use only explaining schemes. This fact has determined us to achieve a suggestive dissection of the heart.
Keywords: hypoplastic left heart syndrome, HLHS, dissection.

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