Heart for bonding: a new protocol of care for hypoplastic left heart syndrome.


Journal Article

There are significant challenges involved in the perinatal and postnatal care of an infant with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) and the infant's family. In the blink of an eye, the perfect child is lost, and a fragile infant is about to join the family. This case study and discussion is an overview of HLHS , a family's desire to make the birth of their infant normal, and how that desire initiated a change in philosophy and practice in our neonatal intensive care unit.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Parker, ME; Bradshaw, WT; Smith, HR

Published Date

  • September 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 31 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 305 - 309

PubMed ID

  • 22908051

Pubmed Central ID

  • 22908051

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1539-2880

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0730-0832

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1891/0730-0832.31.5.305


  • eng