Wednesday 23 Apr 2014

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All posts tagged congenital heart defect

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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 outpatient the same day with a plan for his third (and last …

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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