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heart surgery

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‘So much easier than open heart surgery’

A second opinion led to a much less invasive fix for Janet Hanson.

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The miracle lady

With help from a mechanical device, Jennifer Devoe conquered life-threatening heart inflammation.

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‘Fortunate to be here’

Doug Barense's heart would only quiver after surgery—until a doctor's hands massaged a beat back into it.

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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.

Optimistic outlook boosts heart recovery

Researchers report that positive patients are more physically active and less likely to be re-hospitalized.

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Little St. Nicholas gives gifts of the heart

The family of Nicholas Viner—a 3-month-old born with heart defects—delivers gifts for patients spending Christmas in Helen DeVos Children's Hospital.

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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.

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Heart patient delivers on promise

Gino shares the secret sauce of life and recovery after open heart surgery.

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The littlest fighter

Caregivers leave lasting impression on parents of infant who underwent multiple life-saving surgeries.

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