At a glance: Hypoplastic left heart syndrome

At a glance: Hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
Oklahoman Published: December 22, 2013
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AT A GLANCE

Hypoplastic left heart syndrome

• A rare and complex heart defect in which the left side of the heart is critically underdeveloped.

• The cause is unknown.

• Treatment involves a series of three surgeries or a heart transplant.

• Found in 1 to 3 per 10,000 babies born.

Sources: Mayo Clinic and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

How to help

Donations to support the Burr family's living expenses while baby Elliot is in the hospital can be made through Tinker Federal Credit Union. Donors should specify the Elliot Burr Donation Account.

The family also has a fundraising page at www.giveforward.com.