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congenital heart defect

‘We knocked on doors, and doors flew open’

Twenty-four years ago, a little girl from Ukraine came for heart surgery. Now she pays a return visit.

Patient Story

‘They’ve expanded what we thought was possible’

Christopher Cranson's scar reminds him of his congenital heart defect, but he's not conceding to limitations.

Patient Story

Heart of mystery

A 3D model helps a 10-year-old boy understand his unique anatomy. And it helps his doctors plan his treatment.

Patient Story

Now that’s an EXIT

Genesis Boss came into the world in a very rare procedure, which allowed doctors to open her blocked airway before birth.

Patient Story

New study scrutinizes birth defects

Michigan family hopes their participation in long-term, international research will shed light on their young daughter's medical troubles.

Patient Story

Back in God’s country

After becoming the first person in the U.S. to get a new heart device, a Canadian Lakes woman returns to the woods she loves.  

Patient Story

‘It’s like a weight off my shoulders’

Pediatric palliative care team helps families navigate 'an incredibly confusing' medical world.

Patient Story

‘Mighty boy’ defies the odds

Atlanta doctors told Elijah's family he had days to live. They refused to accept this and found hope 800 miles away.

Patient Story

‘Life is more precious’

Growing up with a congenital heart defect, Julie Palma has learned to treasure life and focus on the positive.

Patient Story

‘I could tell I was dying’

A rare heart procedure gives Sheryll Neiboer new breath—and a new life.

Patient Story

‘A last resort’ keeps her heart pumping

Debra Peck’s parents were told she wouldn't live long. Now 60, she is the second person in the world to get an innovative new device.

‘A huge leap for individualized medicine’

Spectrum Health researchers combine imaging scans to produce first 3-D heart model of its kind.

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