Can a baby survive hypoplastic left heart syndrome?
Babies with hypoplastic left heart syndrome will not survive without surgery. Most babies will need a series of 3 surgeries during their first 2 to 3 years of life. After the surgeries, children will need special care and be monitored for complications.
How long do kids with hypoplastic left heart syndrome live?
Most infants die within the first two weeks of life, with an average age at death of 4.5 days (31,33,34). Some patients with HLHS, however, can survive beyond sixty days, without any surgical intervention through the development of pulmonary hypertension (8,33).
Who is the oldest person with hypoplastic left heart syndrome?
The oldest living person with HLHS is their 30s. Ultimately, the Cribbs hope and pray that Leigh Ann has a long life ahead of her.
What are my chances of having another baby with hypoplastic left heart syndrome?
For example, in classical Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome the risk of having another child with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome has been reported to be as high as 8% (8 in 100) although this has not been my personal experience and I have found the recurrence much less.
How old is the oldest Hlhs Survivor?
The oldest survivor after the Fontan operation was 67 years of age (Fontan at age 39 years).
What are the chances of having a second baby with CHD?
We know CHD occurs in approximately 1 in 100 births so your risk of having a second child with CHD is approximately 2-3 in 100. Remember, the 1 in 100 statistic also includes more minor defects like small holes that never need any intervention.
Is HLHS a rare disease?
Hypoplastic left heart syndrome is a rare disorder that affects males (67 percent) more often than females. The estimated prevalence of the disorder is 1 in 100,000 live births. Hypoplastic left heart syndrome accounts for 7-9 percent of all congenital heart defects.
What are the chances of having another baby with a heart defect?
If you have one child or pregnancy affected with congenital heart disease there is an increased risk of your new baby having congenital heart disease. In general, considering all forms of congenital cardiac problems, the risk of having another child at least doubles to about 2-3% (2-3 of 100).