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Which heart defects may be treated with a hybrid procedure?

Combining two treatment techniques to create a hybrid unites open-heart surgery with minimally invasive procedures performed through a catheter - a slender, flexible tube inserted into your child’s blood vessels to reach the heart. This way your child benefits from the strengths of each.

 The following conditions are among those that may be treated with a hybrid procedure:

• Narrowing of lung and body arteries

• Narrowed heart valves (called stenosis)

• Ventricular septal defect (VSD)

• Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLH)

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