American Heart Association

Heart disease at birth, prom dates as teenagers

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Logan Andrews looked completely healthy when he was born nearly 17 years ago in Concord, North Carolina, tipping the scales at 10 pounds.

But he wasn’t. Within hours, doctors discovered a heart condition – hypoplastic left heart syndrome – that caused the left side of his […]

Making a difference, in memory of a son

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Twins Jacob and Julianna Wells were born five weeks early on June 3, 2004. Jacob weighed just under 6 pounds and Julianna weighed only 4 pounds, 8 ounces.

Doctors whisked both newborns off to the neonatal intensive care unit. Julianna needed help maintaining her body temperature, […]

Blake’s Story: Shock

William “Blake” Galligan joined our family at 6:10 AM on Tuesday, April 29, 2008. Born at 35 weeks, he was a beautiful and sweet boy; we were so lucky to welcome him to our family.

On April 30, at one day old, Blake was diagnosed with a rare heart condition […]

Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week: Blake’s Story

About 32,000 infants are diagnosed with a congenital heart defect each year and 1.3 million Americans are living today with a CHD.  Tomorrow, February 7th, is the start of Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week and this year we are sharing the CHD story of Blake, age 4.

Blake was diagnosed […]