Thursday 28 Aug 2014

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All posts tagged congenital heart defect

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SimpleScience@Heart: The couch is no place for people with heart defects

If you or your child were born with a heart defect, don’t skip out on physical activities. While some irregular heartbeat conditions may limit what you can do, most people with heart defects can do just about any physical activity. …

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Blake’s Story – What Heart Condition?

Blake is now almost two years post-surgery.  He is about to turn five, and is healthier than he’s ever been.  We always said that if we were going

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Blake’s Story – A Long Journey

In April 2011, we went to TCH in Houston to get Blake’s heart catheterized. Blake didn’t have any issues with this catheterization, and we were released as an

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Blake’s Story – A Break

The next two years was relatively uneventful for Blake’s heart.  We had the opportunity to live like a normal family with fun and adventures.  Looking back, I feel

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Blake’s Story – Altered Reality

After we returned home we had to figure out what our new normal was.  We had a healthy, active two-year-old, and a delicate heart baby. We knew immediately that

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Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week: Blake’s Story

About 32,000 infants are diagnosed with a congenital heart defect each year and 1.3 million Americans are living today with a CHD.  Tomorrow, February 7th, is the start

Simple Science @Heart: ‘Maps’ of kids’ hearts could help correct rapid rhythms

New research could lead to a better “map” for doctors trying to fix a rare, rapid rhythm in children’s hearts. Doctors usually treat this condition by destroying the abnormal