Living with HLHS
An optimistic nod to the future
Over the past two decades, prognosis, surgical survival and life expectancy for children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) have improved dramatically.
Our families discuss living with HLHS
Here, Karla gives Kara hope for what lies ahead. Derick talks about Jaden's newfound energy, and Jaden proudly shows off his scars.
Living with HLHS
After treatment, children with HLHS can go on to live relatively normal lives. Our Wellness Program supports families and helps navigate the challenges of life with a congenital heart condition through clinic visits, and events and activities.
Learn about the program
Care for a lifetime
When patients reach adolescence, experts in our Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program will help them learn about their heart condition and successfully transition to adult-based care. Should the need for additional treatment ever arise, our congenital heart experts are uniquely positioned to continue their care.
"The first thing I remember after we got home was that he ran around the park three or four times."
Derick, Jaden's dad
Additional pediatric cardiology resources
Read inspiring stories from HLHS survivors and patients living with other heart conditions.
Results from our research studies provide invaluable information about fetal cardiology procedures and innovations.
Discover resources and tools other families have found helpful through their journeys with HLHS.
Partnership with the University of Colorado School of Medicine
Children's Hospital Colorado partners with the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where many of our physicians and care providers serve as faculty.