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Tag Archives: cardiac
Driving fast cars, roller coaster riding and skydiving and are not typical hobbies for patients born with a heart problem. However, for thrill-seekers like Chris Avena, a heart defect will always come second to a rush of adrenaline. Born at … Continue reading
February is American Heart Awareness Month — a time when our nation comes together to prevent and reduce the incidence of cardiovascular disease. Efforts range from very local initiatives — including the Heart Ball in Rochester that took place earlier … Continue reading
At 3-months-old, Charlie Levin wasn’t thriving like a normal baby. He was losing weight, constantly vomiting and breathing rapidly. After a chest X-ray in his hometown of Buffalo revealed an enlarged heart, Charlie was diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. … Continue reading
Tracey and Tim Sheehan had run out of options for their son, Ryan, who wasborn with a complex set of heart defects. His great arteries came from the wrong sides of the heart, his lower chambers were switched, there was … Continue reading