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
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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