CONGENITAL HEART DEFECTS

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Newborn with Single Ventricle Thrives with Expert Care

Eliza was diagnosed with double inlet left ventricle, or single ventricle, at 19 weeks gestation during a routine ultrasound.

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How a Panic Attack Saved One Woman's Life

Contessa assumed she was having a panic attack when she felt her heart racing, but her upper extremity blood pressure came back in the upper 180s. Her condition was so severe that she was treated almost immediately in the cath lab at UH Rainbow.

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Cardioverter Defibrillator Helps Teen with Arrhythmogenic Left Ventricular Dysplasia

After Abbey was diagnosed with arrhythmogenic left ventricular dysplasia, her care team – led by Dr. Chris Snyder and Dr. Walter Hoyt – determined the best course of action would be to implant a cardioverter defibrillator.

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New High-Density Grid Mapping Catheter Locates Origin of Fast Heart Rate

Dr. Chris Snyder, Dr. Walter Hoyt and their entire team with the Congenital Heart Collaborative at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital performed a procedure on Abraham‘s heart using a new high-density grid mapping catheter.

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What is a NICU And Why They Are Needed

Congenital heart defects. Premature births. Anemia. Pneumonia. Brain bleeding. These are just some of the conditions that can land a newborn in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

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Why Congenital Heart Defects Often Are Not Life-Threatening

There are many types of congenital heart defects, ranging from those that pose a relatively small threat to the health of the child to those that require special medical care right after birth.

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How a Persistent Mom and a Second Opinion Saved a Child's Life

Dameyonna Willis knew something was wrong with her baby. After she sought a second opinion, doctors at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital diagnosed a congenital heart defect – and saved the infant's life.

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