1-pound baby Mandie has hole in heart closed through tiny incision instead of open heart surgery

Source CBS4 Denver, September 30, 2019 A baby girl, born weighing just over a pound, has a better chance at a healthy life after having a hole in her heart closed. Doctors at Children’s Hospital Colorado made the repair through one tiny incision, rather than open-heart surgery. With prematurity often comes problems. Luckily, Mandie cleared […]

Minimally Invasive Procedure Fixes Hole In Baby’s Heart: ‘She’s Louder, More Lively’

AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – A baby girl, born with Down Syndrome and several physical challenges, is thriving thanks to doctors at Children’s Hospital Colorado. One-year-old Charlotte Ray Smith (“Charlie”) of Loveland avoided open heart surgery and instead had a hole in her heart repaired through just a small incision. CBS4 Health Specialist Kathy Walsh was there for […]

Adelaide’s strength in overcoming the daily challenges of transplant

Adelaide was born with hypo-plastic left heart syndrome. She needed a miracle to survive and received one in the form of a heart transplant at seventeen days of life. Thus far, Adelaide’s main vulnerability lies in her body’s limited ability to fight infection. The life-saving medicine that she takes twice daily protects her heart by […]