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Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Congenital Heart Center

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Butterflies and battle scars

After sudden cardiac arrest a year ago, 14-year-old Lani Salinas is spreading awareness about this often fatal condition.

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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.

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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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‘They called us blue babies’

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

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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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‘They’ve expanded what we thought was possible’

Christopher Cranson's scar reminds him of his congenital heart defect, but he's not conceding to limitations.

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‘God wasn’t finished telling her story’

Two years after a terrible car crash, Kathryn Dotas returns to the pediatric intensive care unit to thank the team that saved her life.

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