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congenital heart

Patient Story

Living her best life

When heart arrhythmia sent local artist Jackie Finn to the hospital, it led to treatment changes—and she's now doing better than ever.

Patient Story

Finding a rhythm

When it came time for doctors to repair her damaged artery, knitting aficionado Betty Houtman found solace in her craft—and is now living more vibrantly than ever.

Patient Story

‘They called us blue babies’

For one Michigan woman, a doctor's retirement brings back memories of miracles.

Patient Story

Patient’s idol, Darth Vader, makes special visit

"May the force forever be with you, Princess," Vader said.

Patient Story

‘I could tell I was dying’

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

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Holding his heart in his hands

'It's just amazing what they can do nowadays,' Nicholas Borgman mused while gazing at a 3-D version of the organ.

‘A huge leap for individualized medicine’

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

Patient Story

Heart surgery at just 6 days old

Norah Mae Boss now has beautiful pink fingers and toes. Find out what this has meant for her and her parents.

Patient Story

The miracle after the miracle

Ashley Ruhlig shares how she beat the odds, had a baby, and survived serious complications from her congenital heart defect.

Patient Story

Anthony Vitale, heart reconstruction

A heart unlike any other.

A world-wide medical first

West Michigan woman receives newly developed heart device.

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