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Genetics of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

Genetics of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

Doctors D. Woodrow Benson from the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee,  Lisa J. Martin from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, and Cecilia W. Lo from the University of Pittsburgh School [...]

Tags: CHD, congenital heart defects, HLHS, HLHS research, hypoplastic left heart syndrome

Wed, Jun 29 10:12am · Leave a Comment

Mayo Researchers Use Stem Cells to Try and Heal Baby Lucas’ Heart

Mayo Researchers Use Stem Cells to Try and Heal Baby Lucas’ Heart

We recently highlighted Lucas Gutman’s story on our social media outlets, but his story was also featured in a Mayo publication called In the Loop. Check out how Lucas became [...]

Tags: clinical trials, congenital heart defects, HLHS, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, Mayo Clinic, regenerative medicine, stem cell, stem cells, Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

Fri, Jun 24 7:47am · Leave a Comment

2016 IMPACT Winners

2016 IMPACT Winners

Held on March 5, the Innovative Minds Partnering to Advance Curative Therapies (IMPACT) program engaged 135 undergraduate students from 19 different Minnesota colleges. In addition to the students, [...]

Tags: bipolar disorder, HLHS, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, Impact, ovarian cancer, Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

Mon, Jun 20 11:08am · Leave a Comment

Kendra Grace Turner

Kendra Grace Turner

Jay and Heather Turner are a sweet and energetic young couple from North Dakota. The two met in high school and happily married in 2011. Shortly thereafter, they had their [...]

Tags: congenital heart defects, fontan, Glenn Procedure, HLHS, Kendra Grace Turner, patient story, Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

Thu, Jun 2 10:07am · 1 Comment

Baby Lucas

Baby Lucas

Born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), Lucas Gutman has already experienced quite a bit in his short 10 months of life, including two open heart surgeries.  Another one of [...]

Tags: CHD, Mayo Clinic, regenerative therapy, stem cell, Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, umbilical cord blood

Wed, May 25 10:38am · Leave a Comment

A Mother’s Perspective: Congenital Heart Disease

A Mother’s Perspective: Congenital Heart Disease

 
We came across this inspiring blog post from the Pediatric Congenital Heart Association.  Five mothers give truthful answers about what it is like to have a child with [...]

Tags: CHD, HLHS, Pediatric Congenital Heart Association, Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

Tue, May 24 2:17pm · Leave a Comment

The Possibilities of Bone Marrow Stem Cells

The Possibilities of Bone Marrow Stem Cells

Today, researchers and clinicians are using regenerative medicine to repair unhealthy tissues. By using stem cells from within the body, doctors surgically deliver these stem cells into damaged tissues to [...]

Tags: bone marrow, bone marrow stem cells, clinical trials, HLHS, regenerative medicine, stem cell, stem cells, Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

Thu, May 19 1:06pm · Leave a Comment

Happy Mother's Day!

 

With Mother's Day just around the corner, the team at the Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for HLHS would like to take a minute to acknowledge, honor [...]

Tags: #moms, #mothersday

Fri, May 6 8:00am · Leave a Comment

An Evening with Ethan Bortnick: Saturday, April 30th

An Evening with Ethan Bortnick: Saturday, April 30th

 

 

As you know, Rochester,MN  had the honor of hosting Ethan Bortnick live in concert on Sunday, April 10th. It was a wonderful afternoon of experiencing the [...]

Tags: CHD, Dr Paul Grossfeld, Dr. Tim Nelson, Ethan Bortnick, HLHS, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, Little Hearts Big Hopes, Mayo Clinic, Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

Thu, Apr 28 10:30am · Leave a Comment

Ethan Bortnick April 10th, 2016 Concert

 

Ethan Bortnick performed an amazing concert on Sunday, April 10th at the Mayo Civic Center here in Rochester! It was an afternoon spent enjoying the wonderful music from [...]

Tags: Ethan Bortnick, HLHS, HLHS research, Mayo Clinic, Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

Wed, Apr 20 12:45pm · Leave a Comment

Camp Odayin – Connecting children with heart disease

Camp Odayin – Connecting children with heart disease

We think it is important to highlight the other work being done in the field of congenital heart disease as well as provide information about other programs and resources that [...]

Tags: camp, camp odayin, CHD, HLHS, resources

Tue, Apr 12 10:30am · Leave a Comment

Helping the HLHS Heart Grow Stronger

Helping the HLHS Heart Grow Stronger

Our main goal at the Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome is to delay and even prevent heart transplants for people with congenital heart defects. [...]

Tags: bone marrow, HLHS, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, Mayo Clinic, regenerative medicine, research, stem cell, stem cells, Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, umbilical cord blood

Tue, Mar 29 10:15am · Leave a Comment

Japanese Cell Therapy Study Demonstrates Impressive Results in the HLHS Field

Japanese Cell Therapy Study Demonstrates Impressive Results in the HLHS Field

In the first clinical study of its kind, researchers at Okayama University Hospital in Japan have published groundbreaking results using stem cells in HLHS children. The researchers published two papers—one [...]

Tags: cell based therapies, cell therapy, HLHS, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, regenerative therapy, stem cells, Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

Tue, Mar 15 11:00am · Leave a Comment

HLHS Program Presents Ethan Bortnick in Concert at 3 p.m. on April 10

HLHS Program Presents Ethan Bortnick in Concert at 3 p.m. on April 10

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Please join us on April 10 at the Mayo Civic Center for a concert featuring Ethan Bortnick! [...]

Tags: Ethan Bortnick, HLHS, Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

Mon, Feb 29 7:00am · Leave a Comment

Join Us on March 5 for IMPACT at Mayo Clinic

Join Us on March 5 for IMPACT at Mayo Clinic

IMPACT - MGSThis year, the Mayo Clinic Office of Applied Scholarship and Education Science has partnered with Regenerative [...]

Tags: CHD, HLHS, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, Impact

Mon, Feb 22 9:30am · Leave a Comment

CHD Awareness Week Pictures

CHD Awareness Week Pictures

Thanks to all who shared amazing pictures of their CHD heart heroes! Check out the collage we put together of all the pictures parents sent us either on Facebook or [...]

Tags: CHD, CHD awareness week, Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

Mon, Feb 15 10:34am · Leave a Comment

Pioneering New Research Options for Congenital Heart Defects

Pioneering New Research Options for Congenital Heart Defects

Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) Awareness Week gives us a great opportunity to share and discuss some of the research taking place at the Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for [...]

Tags: CHD, CHD awareness week, clinical trials, congenital heart defects, HLHS, regenerative medicine, stem cells, Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

Wed, Feb 10 10:10am · Leave a Comment

Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

Today marks the start of Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) Awareness Week! CHD Awareness Week runs from February 7-14, 2016 and is a special week dedicated to raising awareness and support [...]

Tags: CHD, CHD awareness week, hypoplastic left heart syndrome

Sun, Feb 7 10:00am · Leave a Comment

Are you wearing red today? National Wear Red Day, February 5

Are you wearing red today? National Wear Red Day, February 5

National Wear Red Day

February marks American Heart Month, a month to raise awareness for overall heart health. [...]

Tags: awareness, CHD awareness week, heart, national wear red day, Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

Fri, Feb 5 8:36am · Leave a Comment

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