Hypoplastic left heart syndromeBy Mayo Clinic staff
Original Article: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/medical/IM00119
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Hypoplastic left heart syndrome
In this condition, the left side of the heart — including the aorta, aortic valve, left ventricle and mitral valve — is underdeveloped (hypoplastic). As a result, the body doesn't receive enough oxygenated blood.