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Patient Stories

Hope for the Future

As a mom and a nurse in the St. Louis Children’s Hospital newborn intensive care unit, Lisa Taylor can sense ...


Youngest Heart Recipient at St. Louis Children's Hospital Celebrates 30 Years With Donor Heart

Brett Myers celebrates a huge milestone at the same time St. Louis Children's Hospital also marks an important achievement. ...

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Medical Animations: Patent Ductus Arteriosus

The ductus arteriosus is a normal structure in the fetal circulatory system that allows blood to bypass the fetal lungs, ...

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Medical Animations: Patent Foramen Ovale Closure Surgery

A patent foramen ovale (PFO) is a type of atrial septal defect. It is a small hole that remains open ...

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Medical Animations: Ventricular Septal Defect

A ventricular septal defect (VSD) is a congenital heart defect where there is an opening in the septum between the ...

Patient Stories

Medical Animations: Patent Foramen Ovale

The foramen ovale is a natural opening that exists between the right and left atria in the fetal circulatory system. ...

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Medical Animations: Atrial Septal Defect and Ventricular Septal Defect

Two of the more common congenital disorders are ventricular septal defects and atrial septal defects, or VSD and ASD, respectively. ...


Baby Saved by Married Heart Doctors

After spending six years in the Navy, Aaron Abarbanell decided to follow in his wife footsteps to become a heart ...


Patients Ride in Style at St. Louis Children’s Hospital

The traditional modes of hospital transportation can be flat out scary; my how things are changing at St. Louis Children’s ...