The Engineering Perspective

  • Giovanni BiglinoEmail author
  • Silvia Schievano
  • Tain-Yen Hsia
  • Andrew M. Taylor


Experimental and computational models can provide insight into complex congenital heart defects, including single ventricle physiology, with the advantage of performing parametric studies [11–14]. Numerical simulations of the hybrid procedure for palliation of hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) are feasible, and can provide valuable understanding, such as variations in systemic and cerebral oxygen delivery or changes in ventricular energetics comparing the hybrid approach vs. the traditional Norwood procedure.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giovanni Biglino
    • 1
    Email author
  • Silvia Schievano
    • 1
  • Tain-Yen Hsia
    • 1
  • Andrew M. Taylor
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Cardiovascular ScienceUniversity College London & Cardiorespiratory Unit, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, NHS Foundation TrustLondonUK

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