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Dr. Joseph Vettukattil

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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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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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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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Heart of mystery

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

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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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The heart of a (3-time) survivor

A new solution for his faulty artificial valve has David Walker ready to hunt another season.

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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.  

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‘I think I’m Wonder Woman now’

Mary Bostwick delights in her new life after becoming a heart-lung transplant recipient.

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‘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.

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‘I could tell I was dying’

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

Mighty Girl thrives

Alexandra, one of the smallest babies in the world to undergo a heart procedure in July, beat the odds and is 'doing great.'

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