Beatz of Courage – Complete Atrioventricular Block

Beatz of Courage – Complete Atrioventricular Block

Beatz of Courage ~ Get CHD Informed Complete Atrioventricular Block (3rd-degree Heart Block) – A delay in the conduction of electrical nerve impulses that regulate the rhythmic pumping action of the heart.  Heart Block can occur congenitally or it can be acquired, from damage to the muscle or electrical system. Some CHDs can even cause Heart […]

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Beatz of Courage – Coarctation of the Aorta

Beatz of Courage – Coarctation of the Aorta

Beatz of Courage ~ Get CHD Informed Coarctation of the Aorta (COA) – The narrowing of the aorta between the upper and lower body branches. This causes a narrowing or even a blockage. Symptoms of COA are typically high blood pressure in the right arm and upper body with weak pulse in the lower body. Isolated […]

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Beatz of Courage – Atrial Septal Defect

Beatz of Courage – Atrial Septal Defect

Beatz of Courage ~ Get CHD Informed Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) –  A “hole” in the heart in the septum between the heart’s two upper chambers (atria). An ASD allows oxygenated blood to become mixed with unoxygenated blood. The oxygenated blood recirculates to the lungs without becoming further oxygenated. Most ASDs need to be closed by surgical repair, in […]

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Beatz of Courage – Aortic Valve Stenosis & Regurgitation

Beatz of Courage – Aortic Valve Stenosis & Regurgitation

Beatz of Courage ~ Get CHD Informed Aortic Valve Stenosis & Regurgitation (AVS) – The thin leaflets that make up the arotic valve are fused or are too thick, making it narrow and cause obstruction to blood flow out of the heart. This causes the heart to work harder to pump blood to the body. Congenital […]

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The Heart of a Fighter

  written by Ashley Gastelum-Calvo, Javi’s mother Javier Isait Reyes-Medina Jr. was born June 30, 2015 at 10:29 p.m. He was four pounds, 11 ounces and 18 inches long. He was my third, but my first with my fiancée, and the first boy in his family. So to say the least, we were very excited. […]

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Georgia Bean

Georgia Bean

written by Grandma Laurie, Georgia’s grandmother   Georgia Grace Weiner 4/20/2015 – 4/24/2015 Heart Angel   This is the story of a sweet little Heart Angel named Georgia Grace Weinert, affectionately known as Georgia Bean.  Georgia is my granddaughter.  Born on April 20, 2015 and passed on April 24, 2015.  Four little days and let […]

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An Important Message from Heart Heroes, Inc.

This is an “Official” announcement from Heart Heroes, Inc. to the CHD (Congenital Heart Defect) Community. Heart Heroes, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to provide support and comfort to children and families affected by congenital heart defects (CHD) through the distribution of superhero capes and other forms of encouragement and inspiration. […]

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Little Superman: Heart Hero Christian

Little Superman: Heart Hero Christian

Christian’s Story written by Wendy, Christian’s mom At 1:50pm on August 7th, 2013, Christian Galon Simpson decided to make his grand entrance into this world. After birth he cried, took a big swallow of amniotic fluid and his oxygen levels began to drop. He was rushed over to NICU and a breathing tube was inserted with […]

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Story of Inspiration

Story of Inspiration

~written by Alexa, Heart Hero~ As I sit here in my college’s library, I am trying to wrap my head around it all, attempting to discover my story. You see, everyone has a story of course, but when I was asked to actually put my own into words it was one of the most difficult […]

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