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congenital heart defects

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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.

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Born with a heart defect? Live a fuller life today

Less than 10 percent of adults born with heart defects are getting the right care. We aim to change that.

Little Hats, Big Hearts delivers

Volunteers knit red caps for newborns to showcase heart month.

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