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Hearing that something might be wrong with your baby is devastating; you want as many answers as you can get. These families received options from doctors at other hospitals that they wouldn't accept. Children's Colorado gave them a path of hope for HLHS babies – from prognosis to surgery to life after.
Hypoplastic left heart syndrome is a congenital heart defect where the left side of the heart is underdeveloped, preventing enough blood from pumping to the body. In many cases, HLHS is diagnosed in utero, before the baby is born. Though babies born with HLHS need significant medical care beginning as soon as they are born, with proper diagnosis, treatment and follow up, they can grow up to live a mostly normal life.
The Colorado Fetal Care Center is equipped to care for expecting moms and babies with the most complex conditions, including HLHS. We have one of the few centers in the nation where you can both deliver your baby and receive pediatric sub-specialty care for your child after birth.
Children's Colorado is the only hospital in the Rocky Mountain region participating in Mayo Clinic's HLHS consortium, offering families access to groundbreaking research in regenerative medicine. Here, you can choose to collect your baby's umbilical cord blood, making it possible for your child to participate in current (and future) clinical trials using stem cells from their own body.
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