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8-year-old girl dances again after second heart transplant

Eight-year-old Payton Garcia Archie isn’t just hanging out. She gets away with it. Since the age of 2, she has been taking lessons at The World of Dance in Colonie. Her heart belongs on the dance floor, but keeping the beat alive has been an ongoing battle. When he was born, he was diagnosed with […]

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“It takes a whole village”: the Ceresco family prepares for their daughter’s third heart operation | Community

Sam Crisler, The Waverly News CERESCO – Breanna Killin prefers not to think about sad things, or things that could go wrong. It wouldn’t do him any good. These thoughts would be hard for most people to resist in her place. Her daughter, Kynzlee, was born in October 2020 with a form of congenital heart […]

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A child is recovering from heart surgery and is now back on the football pitch

CLEVELAND — Megan Sidley loves sports. “I did gymnastics, swimming, dancing and cheerleading,” she said. The 4th grader prefers football. “I really like being with my teammates,” Megan said. But in January 2020, the then 8-year-old started having trouble breathing while on the pitch. What do you want to know When Megan Sidley was 8, […]

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Evelina London and King’s College London develop virtual reality for heart surgery

Evelina London and King’s College London have joined forces to develop new virtual reality (VR) technology that allows surgeons to better prepare for heart surgeries. The technology brings together scans to create a 3D digital image of the heart, which can be used by surgeons before procedures. By doing so, it can shorten operation times, […]

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Boy needs RM55,000 for heart surgery

LOVING sports but not being able to play any games is the reality of Tang Bak Zhuan. He can only sideways watch his peers play basketball and badminton. He has been diagnosed with congenital heart disease since birth. He has a bicuspid aortic valve, coarctation of the aorta, persistent ductus arteriosus, severe aortic regurgitation, and […]

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RACHS-2: a new risk stratification tool for pediatric congenital heart surgery

Risk Stratification for Congenital Heart Surgery (RACHS-2) is an accurate risk stratification method for pediatric heart surgery, using administrative data from the International Classification of Diseases – 10th Revision (ICD-10). These findings were published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Researchers sought to develop a pediatric congenital heart surgery risk stratification method […]

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Local youth recovering vigorously from heart surgery | Community

February is American Heart Month and aims to raise awareness for congenital heart defects, also known as CHD. One of these defects is called atrial septal defect (ASD). “In a 2019 study, 1 in nearly 2,000 babies born in the United States each year are born with this defect,” according to the Center for Disease […]

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SOSHF sends three children for heart surgery | Daily Express Online

SOSHF sends three children for heart surgery Published on: Thursday February 17, 2022 Text size: Herlena (left), Hisyam (middle) and Faizal. Kota Kinabalu: The Society For The Sabah Heart Fund (SOSHF) sent three more children for corrective heart surgery in Kuala Lumpur, after successfully raising a total of RM150,000 through fundraising initiatives under the # […]

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British Columbia woman undergoes open heart surgery while 15 weeks pregnant

Shina Biblow was expecting her second child last year when she started feeling unwell. “My heart was pounding,” the BC woman said, and also recalled developing itchy red spots on her skin. “Then towards the end of July, beginning of August, I started having trouble sleeping and breathing.” Biblow, who lives outside Williams Lake in […]

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Tallahassee family awaiting heart transplant for baby Benjamin

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – A Tallahassee family has been on the list for a heart transplant for their baby since last summer. Benjamin Nelsen was born on August 31 with a congenital heart defect. February 7-14 marks Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week. February 14 is National Donor Day. Tiffany Nelsen discovered her son’s heart condition […]

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Burden of heart surgery for a young mother’s child

The Chronicle Lumbidzani Dima, columnistBEING a young mother is a burden in itself, but what really happens when you’re told your baby won’t live beyond five years unless they have an operation that costs beyond that? what can you afford? Ms Violet Mabhena (22) from the Tshabalala suburb of Bulawayo lives to tell of the […]

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Harrogate school raises hundreds of pounds for the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund

Both Henry Connolly and his friend Alex Xenias were treated for heart problems as babies, and Henry’s mother Lucinda wanted to organize support for the 10th anniversary of Wear Red Day. She said the family, who live in Harrogate, were overwhelmed with the day’s support. Lucinda said: “”I have been so touched by the generosity […]

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Young Imran needs help with heart surgery

FIVE-YEAR-OLD Muhammad Imran Naufal loves riding his bike and spending time playing with his friends. He is an active boy who makes friends easily, regardless of age or background. However, Imran had a difficult start to life. During her mother’s pregnancy, she was diagnosed with a hole in her heart. At birth, he was referred […]

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Halifax mum appeals to support Children’s Heart Surgery Fund campaign

The Fund is celebrating 10 years of its flagship Wear Red Day fundraising event tomorrow, Friday 4 February. For over 30 years, the Fund has supported the Leeds Congenital Cardiology Unit, which treats patients from Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire and the Humber and is recognized as a world-class center of excellence in cardiac care. Two-year-old Max, […]