Dictionary: Heart Transplant for Parents
A heart transplant is a surgery where doctors remove a person's sick heart and replace it with a healthy donor heart.
Dictionary: Single Ventricle Defect for Parents
Having a single ventricle means that only one of the heart's two ventricles (pumping chambers) works well enough to pump blood.
Dictionary: Right Ventricle for Parents
The right ventricle pumps blood low in oxygen to the lungs.
Dictionary: Left Ventricle for Parents
The left ventricle pumps blood full of oxygen out to the body.
Dictionary: Inferior Vena Cava for Parents
The inferior vena cava is the large vein that returns blood from the legs and abdomen to the heart.
Dictionary: Sano shunt for Parents
A Sano shunt is a small, soft tube that lets blood in the body be redirected.
Dictionary: Right Atrium for Parents
The right atrium receives blood low in oxygen from the body and then empties the blood into the right ventricle.
Dictionary: Blood Pressure for Parents
Blood pressure is a measurement that tells how hard the heart is pumping to move blood through the blood vessels.
Dictionary: Superior Vena Cava for Parents
The superior vena cava is the large vein that returns blood from the head and arms to the heart.
Dictionary: Aorta for Parents
The aorta is the major blood vessel that carries blood away from the heart to the rest of the body.