Baby born with rare diagnosis: He only has half of his heart

March 11, 2015 3:00 PM

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Baby born with rare diagnosis: He only has half of his heart

When Jenny Rodgers saw her doctor for her 20-week prenatal visit, she expected normal results, as usual, but she and her husband received a shock— the ultrasound showed that the left side of their son’s heart was not developing properly.

Their unborn son, Aiden, was diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), a complicated condition that occurs in about one in 6,000 live births. HLHS causes the fetus’ left ventricle, mitral valve and aortic valve to severely under-develop, which in turn causes the left part of the heart t...

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