Posts Tagged ASD

Super Trooper Lukas

  written by Lukas’s mother Lukas Hoeft was born June 25th 2013 via c-section. A nurse at Providence Hospital in Novi, Michigan heard a heart murmur shortly after birth. His pulmonary valve was completely fused shut. The doctors were able to administer medication to keep his bypass open that typically closes shortly after birth. He […]

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Unmapped Territory: Evelyn & Ethan’s CHD Journey

Unmapped Territory: Evelyn & Ethan’s CHD Journey

                      written by Missy McDermott, Ethan & Evelyn’s mom When Keith and I married seven years ago in July of 2009, we had a path mapped out in our minds of what we’d be adventuring through together as husband and wife and as future parents.  We […]

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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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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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One Heart: Isabella-Sophia

One Heart: Isabella-Sophia

    This little beauty is Isabella-Sophia – she is one and lives in Phoenix, Arizona. Isabella-Sophia was diagnosed with Transposition of the Great Arteries (TGA), Double Outlet Right Ventricle (DORV), Atrial Septal Defect (ASD), Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD), and Pulmonary Stenosis. Multiple diagnoses are not that uncommon among kids with CHD, and Isabella-Sophia is […]

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One Heart: Heart Angel Grayson James

One Heart: Heart Angel Grayson James

    Grayson was born on November 9, 2013 in Royalton, Minnesota. He was diagnosed with Pulmonary Vein Stenosis, Atrial Septal Defect (ASD), Long QT Syndrome, Pulmonary Artery Stenosis, Hypoplastic Right Ventricle, and Pulmonary Hypertension. Long QT Syndrome is a heart rhythm disorder that causes fast heartbeats. Pulmonary Vein Stenosis means that there was a […]

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One Heart: Leah

One Heart: Leah

    Leah is a 33-year-old Heart Hero from Minneapolis, Kansas. She was born with Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) and a torn mitral valve. In the upper chambers of the heart (the atria), there is a wall separating the chambers, called a septum.  ASD occurs when there is a hole in the wall, allowing more […]

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One Heart: Crystal

One Heart: Crystal

      Crystal Flores is a CHD advocate, public speaker, and Heart Hero from Los Angeles, California. Crystal is 27 and her CHD journey began when she was an infant. Crystal’s mother noticed that Crystal’s skin, nail beds, and lips would turn blue at times and she had trouble breathing. She took the baby […]

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One Heart: Ryker

One Heart: Ryker

  Meet Ryker Lee. He is a Heart Hero from Gilbert, Arizona and is one year old.   Ryker was born with congenital heart defects called Tricuspid Dysplasia, Ebstein’s Anomaly, Pulmonary Artresia, and Atrial Septal Defect (ASD). Ebstein’s Anomaly affects the tricuspid valve and can cause blood to flow back into the heart instead of flowing […]

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One Heart: Brent

One Heart: Brent

    To David & Grace, knowing their son is a Heart Hero means that each day is about family, friends, and faith. Brent is their daily dose of perspective and inspiration. Their five-month old Heart Hero, Brent Ethan, was born with Double Inlet Left Ventricle, l-GTA (corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries), Ventricle Septal […]

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