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Items Tagged ‘Congenital heart defect’

February 18, 2019

Embracing Life Wholeheartedly

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

When Kim Russell was born in 1960 with a congenital heart defect, doctors weren’t optimistic about her survival. Today, thanks to the individualized care and personal support of her Mayo Clinic team, Kim has exceeded all expectations.

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Tags: Congenital heart defect, Congenital Heart Disease, Dr. Carole Warnes

October 30, 2015

Putting Kieran’s Heart Back Where it Belongs

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore (@HoytFinnamore)

Caitlin Veitz never takes for granted just how special her daughter Kieran is. “She’s laid back, happy, wonderful,” Caitlin says. The circumstances around her birth, however, were not as serene. At her 20-week ultrasound, Caitlin learned her baby’s heart was not where it was supposed to be and that it had developed outside of the […]

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Tags: 3d printing, Cardiac surgery, Cardiology, Congenital heart defect, Dr Carl Rose, Dr Christopher Moir, Dr Jane Matsumoto, Dr. Joseph Dearani, Ectopia Cordis, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Obstetrics, Pediatrics

June 4, 2015

Transplant Change-Up Gives Courtney a Second Chance

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore (@HoytFinnamore)

Courtney Kidd is working hard to raise organ donor awareness after a new approach to double-organ transplant saved her life. Born with five congenital heart defects and suffering through several medical complications, Courtney needed both a new heart and a new liver. Previous surgeries at ages 2, 6, 12 and then again at 22, and […]

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Tags: Congenital heart defect, Heart transplant, Liver Transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center

December 8, 2012

Heart-double lung transplant

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard (@Margaret_Marie)

At Mayo Clinic, a transplant patient finds caregivers who truly care.

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Tags: 3790, 5324, 5417, Congenital heart defect, heart-double lung transplant, Mayo Clinic, Tara Kline

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