Infant Born With Rare Birth Defect Returns Home After Heart Transplant

Infant Born With Rare Birth Defect Returns Home After Heart Transplant

Lincoln Seay of Anchorage, Alaska, has spent much of his young life in a hospital after being born with heterotaxy syndrome, a rare birth defect that abnormally arranges internal organs. Born last summer at Seattle Children's Hospital, Lincoln underwent multiple surgeries for the condition but ultimately needed a heart transplant when he was just 7 months old. Now 14 months old, Lincoln has finally recovered enough to return to Anchorage with his parents. Dr. Michael McMullan, surgical director of heart transplantation at Seattle Children’s, is quoted in the article.

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