Adult congenital heart disease (ACHD), Ebstein Anomaly, Heart, Pulmonary Atresia, Pulmonary Stenosis

Woman born with Ebstein anomaly thriving over 30 years later

Christa Taylor was born with Ebstein anomaly, pulmonary atresia and pulmonary stenosis, all forms of congenital heart disease (CHD). She manages her adult congenital heart disease with care from Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine — the same team and hospital where she had her heart care for more than…

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Heart, Norton Childrens Outreach, Patient Stories, Pulmonary Atresia, Tetralogy of Fallot, Transport Team

A Bowling Green girl is ready for kindergarten after complex heart care

Kara Ainsley is a registered nurse at a rehabilitation facility in Bowling Green, Kentucky. She can tell when things are going smoothly and when they aren’t. After a relatively uneventful pregnancy, she labored the morning of May 31, 2015, at the local hospital. If there was anything unusual about her labor it was the duration…

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Adult congenital heart disease (ACHD), Blalock-Taussig (BT) Shunt, Cardiomyopathy, COVID19, Fontan Procedure, Glenn Procedure, Heart, Heart Failure, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, Norwood Procedure, Pulmonary Atresia, Pulmonary Hypertension, Tricuspid Atresia

COVID-19: Implications for children and adults with congenital heart disease

We do not currently have a lot of information about COVID-19 infection in children and adults with congenital heart disease and outcomes. However, based on what is known, we think some patients may be at higher risk of complications. In addition to social distancing, personal hygiene and other measures recommended at, there are some…

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Childrens Hospital Foundation, Foundation, Heart, Pulmonary Atresia, Tetralogy of Fallot, Transport Team

WKU student will dance to raise money in honor of her little nephew

Molly Bostic will soon be dancing in honor of her 18-month-old nephew who has undergone two heart surgeries at Norton Children’s Hospital. His first lifesaving surgery took place when he was just 3 days old. Molly will dance from 8 p.m. to midnight on March 20, as part of Western Kentucky University’s Dance Big Red,…

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