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1940s Surgery Updated for Lung Disease at Seattle Children's

1940s Surgery Updated for Lung Disease at Seattle Children's

Jennica Clasby says her daughter Brooklyn was only 3-years-old when she first complained that her heart hurt. Doctors later discovered that Brooklyn's heart was failing and she was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension. Brooklyn began treatment at Seattle Children's and was placed under the care of Dr. Delphine Yung who found an alternative to Brooklyn undergoing a risky lung transplant. It was an old surgery technique dating back to the 1940s called the Potts shunt. Dr. Jonathan Chen, chief cardiologist at Seattle Children's, explains how this old technique had a new twist.

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