Posts Tagged Atrial Septal Defect

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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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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