Before she was even born, Poppy was diagnosed with a life-threatening heart defect called hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Follow Poppy's story of survival as her family and the teams at Seattle Children's and UW Medicine do all they can to give her a fighting chance.
For more information:
Seattle Children's Hospital Heart Center: http://www.seattlechildrens.org/heart/
Prenatal Diagnosis and Treatment at Seattle Children's Hospital: http://www.seattlechildrens.org/prenatal
Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome:
Seattle Children's Neonatology:
Seattle Children's Healthlink Special: Heart Center
In a one-hour special, KING 5 follows the medical team and patients at Children's Hospital's Heart Center.
Healthlink: Heart Valve
Dr. Thomas Jones explains how the Melody valve replaced Leah's old heart valve and prevented a second open heart surgery. With the new valve, Leah was home the next day.
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Congenital Heart Defects
Dr. Mark Lewin discusses how congenital heart defects are one of the most common forms of birth defects.
Children’s 100th Heart Transplant
Dr. Yuk Law, a pediatric cardiologist at Seattle Children's, describes the transplant process -- from receiving a donor heart through successful surgery.
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