Perioperative imaging in hypoplastic left heart syndrome

Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2013 Jun;17(2):117-27. doi: 10.1177/1089253213480853. Epub 2013 Mar 8.


Hypoplastic left heart syndrome is a constellation of left-sided congenital heart defects that result in variable hypoplasia of the left ventricle, left ventricular outflow tract, and aorta. Perioperative imaging with echocardiography, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, and cardiac catheterization is vital for diagnosis, surgical planning, prognosis, and postoperative management.

Keywords: cardiopulmonary bypass surgery; cardiovascular risk factors; heart; magnetic resonance imaging; neonate.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cardiac Catheterization / methods
  • Echocardiography / methods
  • Humans
  • Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome / diagnosis*
  • Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome / surgery
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods
  • Monitoring, Intraoperative / methods*
  • Perioperative Care / methods*
  • Postoperative Care / methods
  • Prognosis