HLHS Cause to Cure

Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome Program from Mayo Clinic

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May 25, 2016

Baby Lucas

By suzannerferguson

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 those experiences is currently participating in Mayo Clinic’s Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for HLHS.  Find out more about adorable Lucas and his inspiring story.

To learn more about our program or any clinical trials, email HLHS@mayo.edu.


HLHS heart blocks labelled

The Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) is a collaborative network of specialists bonded by the vision of delaying or preventing heart failure for individuals affected by congenital heart defects including HLHS. The specialized team is addressing the various aspects of these defects by using research and clinical strategies ranging from basic science, to diagnostic imaging to regenerative therapies.


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