Valeria Ocampo leaves the PCICU after the Berlin Heart repaired her heart.

Artificial heart gives a baby girl a second chance at life

For more than half of her life, 15-month-old-Valeria Ocampo lay in her hospital crib and peeked toward her window…

Lungs for Lexi

Lungs for Lexi

Not many teenagers can say they placed first in equestrians at the Special Olympics. Few teenagers can say they had a double-lung transplant, too. Alexia “Lexi” McCue, 13, accomplished both…

Little infant with heart shape toy on chest and fairy ligths

Five innovative ways UF Health physicians approach congenital heart care

From Feb. 7 to 14, UF Health recognizes Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week, to raise awareness of the most common type of birth defect found in newborns…

Andy Reyes

Teen’s battle to stay alive for transplant inspires family, friends, strangers

Andy Herrera Reyes mustered his strength and sat up in bed on Monday morning…

Valeria Ocampo

How an artificial heart brought a bubbly baby’s smile back…

Valeria Ocampo giggles and babbles as most babies do…

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How to Eat Healthy on a Budget

The American Heart Association explains how to eat healthy on a budget.

Prevention and Treatment of Cardiomyopathy

The American Heart Association explains the prevention of cardiomyopathies and treatment for cardiomyopathy.

Prevention and Treatment of Metabolic Syndrome

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Cooking To Lower Cholesterol

How can you lower high cholesterol? The American Heart Association offers these tips to cooking low-fat and low-cholesterol foods that help you manage your blood cholesterol level and reduce your risk...

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Care and Treatment for Congenital Heart Defects

The American Heart Association explains the Care and Treatment for adults and children with Congenital Heart Defects including Surgical procedures, Cardiac catheterizations, Heart transplants,...

Cardiac Catheterizations for Heart Defects

The American Heart Association explains that doctors can repair some heart defects without surgically opening your chest by using a procedure called an interventional cardiac catheterization.

Feeding Tips For Your Baby with CHD

The American Heart Association explains feeding tips if your baby has a heart defect.

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