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Norwood procedure

noun Nor·wood procedure \ ˈnȯ(ə)r-ˌwu̇d- \

medical Definition of Norwood procedure

:a complex surgical procedure especially for the palliative treatment of hypoplastic left heart syndrome called also Norwood operation

Biographical Note for norwood procedure

  • Norwood, William I. (born 1941), American surgeon. Norwood held surgical posts at Boston's Children's Hospital and then at Philadephia's Children's Hospital before serving as director of the Nemours Cardiac Center in Wilmington, Delaware. In 1979, while at Boston, he developed the first successful treatment for hypoplastic left heart syndrome.

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