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Maiers Grateful for Son’s Care

Listen to Owen’s Story Ryan and Jessica Maier’s son, Owen. was born with transposition of the great arteries, meaning Owen’s two major vessels that carry blood away from the heart […]

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Lewis Family Thankful for Every Day

Listen to Kendall’s Story Mindy and Ray Lewis’ daughter, Kendall, also known as “Miss K,” was born with VACTERL Association, which occurs in about 1 in 10,000-40,000 babies. VACTERL stands […]

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Nothing Slows Down Sage, Born with HLHS

Sage was born with a congenital heart defect called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS),which means the left side of his heart did not develop. He was life-flighted to UF Health […]

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Congenital Heart Center Team Gives Baby Fighting Chance

After Mauricio Hernandez and Maritza de Jesus found out their son would be born with half a heart, they started fighting. Dr. Mark Bleiweis helped the couple and their son, […]

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A Dying Orphan Gets Help from UF Health Surgeon

Even before Doug and Lori McCary finalized their adoption of Rachel, a young girl from China who was born with hypoplastic right heart syndrome, the McCarys found the UF Health […]

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Tetralogy of Fallot

The American Heart Association explains the congenital heart defect Tetralogy of Fallot in children and adults.

Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)

The American Heart Association explains the congenital heart defect patent ductus arteriosus, PDA, in children and adults.

Single Ventricle Defects

The American Heart Association explains several types of single ventricle defects: hypoplastic left heart syndrome, pulmonary atresia, and tricuspid atresia in children and adults.

Coarctation of the Aorta (CoA)

The American Heart Association explains the congenital heart defect Coarctation of the Aorta, CoA, in children and adults.

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Heart Transplant

The American Heart Association explains that a heart transplant gives a patient with congenital heart disease the opportunity to have a normal heart with normal blood circulation.

Congenital Heart Defects Surgery

The American Heart Association explains how to prepare for Congenital Heart Defects Surgery for adults and children.

Children's Special Needs

The American Heart Association explains the medical needs of children with congenital heart defects.

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Free fitness iPhone apps fail to meet American College of Sports Medicine exercise guidelines

Are you planning on ramping up your exercise regimen this summer? There may not be an app for that -- at least not a reliable one.

How does this grab you? Grip strength may tell whether you have diabetes, high blood pressure

Whether you grasp it right away or not, your grip strength may indicate whether or not you have undetected diabetes and high blood pressure, University of Florida researchers say.

Researchers: Body fat can send signals to brain, affecting stress response

The brain’s effect on other parts of the body has been well established. Now, a group that includes two University of Florida Health researchers has found that it’s a two-way street: Body...