Fontan Procedure, Heart, Patient Stories, Single Ventricle Defects, Transport Team

Child with single ventricle defect thriving after surgeries, catheterizations

Avery Conover says she wants to drag race someday, just like her father, Ricky Conover. According to her mother, Kayla Conover, Avery is very independent and doesn’t give up. Kayla says that fighting spirit is how Avery has weathered surgeries and care of a single ventricle congenital heart defect. Kayla was surprised at her 20-week…

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Fontan Procedure, Glenn Procedure, Heart, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, Norwood Procedure, Single Ventricle Defects

For babies with complex heart conditions, care continues once it’s time to go home

Caring for children born with complex heart conditions can be challenging and stressful for families. Treatment involves long hospital stays and sometimes multiple open heart surgeries. Being well enough to go home is a big step, and the transition from round-the-clock hospital care to home requires education and close monitoring. These complex conditions such as…

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