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Newborn with Rare Blood and Heart Conditions Still Fighting after First of Three Heart Surgeries

Little Remington McKensi May Rash might have a long battle ahead of her, but this little fighter has shown she’s up for the challenge, every step of the way! Her first night, she proved her strength by turning herself over to face her mom, Meredith Rash

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Premature Twins Born with Holes in Their Hearts Beat the Odds

Eden and Darcey Mold, born just a minute apart, are beating the odds after being born prematurely with holes in their hearts. They’ve been through a lot, but now, at three months of age, they’re both doing rather well, given their circumstances.

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A 16 Month-Old’s Race Against The Clock Is Running Out, Needs Heart Transplant

When 16 month-old Olive Kang is feeling good, she just loves blowing kisses and giggling, and doing basically what any other 16 month-old would love doing. However, for little Olive, it seems that she hasn’t been able to do the things she loves lately.

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U.K. Toddler Undergoes Rare Operation To Turn Heart Around; Chest Left Open For Five Days

United Kingdom toddler Carson Ayre is much like any other three year-old. With a beautiful smile, and an always bubbly personality, he looks the perfect picture of health for a child his age. But it wasn’t always like that for Carson and his family.

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3-D Printer Creates A Model Of A Baby’s Heart To Assist Surgeons

The best way for a heart surgeon to prepare for a procedure is to get a good look at the heart in question. Typically, this will mean MRIs, CAT scans and X-rays. However, there are some situations when those two-dimensional images aren’t enough. Such is the case with baby Roland Lian Cung Bawi.

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New Technology Helps Researchers Study Effects of Alcohol on Fetal Hearts

While some studies have claimed that it is “safe” to consume moderate amounts of alcohol during pregnancy, there is still a cold, hard truth when it comes to alcohol consumption during pregnancy: no one can say for certain how much must be consumed before the damage is done.

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Baby Girl with Half a Heart Fights for Her Life

Five month old Brooklyn-Bree Barbour is fighting hard for her life. The beautiful baby girl was born with a heart defect which caused only half of her heart to grow and is now waiting for a life saving procedure that can sure her.

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Sole Triplet Survivor Still Fighting for His Life Gives His Parents “Strength”

For middle school sweethearts, Gina and Matt Berrios, parenting is very different. They spend their days and nights hoping and praying for a miracle. They find strength in the little things. And as they watch their son, Maxwell, fight for his life, they are reminded that it’s those little things that make life worth living.

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Toddler with Rare Heart Condition Saved with the Help of Amazing Medical Staff and a Cow Vein

Like most expectant parents, Marie and Steven Hartley were excited about welcoming their child into the world. Born at 8 pounds, 5 ounces, their daughter, Caitlin, appeared the adorable epitome of health, but doctors would soon learn that this beautiful bundle of joy had a rare but serious heart condition.

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Baby Born Healthy After Risky In-Utero Procedure

When Kelly McPherson was 17 weeks pregnant, she had a fever and realized that something might be wrong with the baby. An ultrasound revealed her fears were right. Her unborn baby had swelling around the heart, lungs and abdominal cavity because of excessive fluid deposition. Doctors later said it was because of a rare complication from common human parvovirus.

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Critical Surgery Saves Baby Born with Heart Outside her Body

When Ashley Cardenas was 16 weeks pregnant, doctors asked her to make the most difficult decision of her life. Her baby was suffering from a rare heart condition that mostly turns fatal and Ashley was given a choice to terminate the pregnancy or continue on with it. Ashley chose the latter and says that the best decision she could have made to save her child.