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congenital heart defects

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‘You’d never know’

After little Evelyn Brummel underwent coronary bypass surgery, “It’s amazing how fast she has bounced back.”

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Mending a heart

Born with a complex heart defect, Andrew Christensen grew up wondering what kind of future awaited him. Thirty years later, he has plans.

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Her rainbow heart baby

A prenatal ultrasound alerted Amanda Rostic to her son's medical challenges, giving her time to plan his care well before birth.

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‘The best hope you can have’

JJ Smith’s parents moved to a new home and found new doctors—all to save their son.

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A journey for her heart

A teenage girl from Honduras travels far from home for a highly specialized ablation procedure.

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‘A real pioneer’

Asked if he wanted to undergo a groundbreaking surgery to rebuild his heart, 11-year-old Trent Ahlefeld said, ‘I’ll take a risk to make myself feel better.”

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A closer look at a complex heart

Pediatric cardiologists use 3D viewing technology to plan how to re-route and replace a teenager’s blood vessel.

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Feeling like Iron Man

At 53, Mark Lackey didn't know how much longer he would live. But then a team of experts crafted a unique fix for the hole in his heart.

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‘His whole story has been a miracle’

Adopted from China with heart defects, Isaiah Lunsford receives a life-changing surgical fix.

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The smallest survivor

Born premature, tiny and with a serious heart defect, Elliot Dykstra overcame tough odds.

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‘I have to make my days count’

LeAnn Ouwinga thought her heart troubles were over after childhood surgery. Decades later came serious complications.

‘The very definition of a miracle’

Quick action by Peter Lombardo’s teachers saved the 17-year-old when he suffered a sudden cardiac arrest.