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Sep 9, 2016

Feel the Beat 2016: Christina DeShaw and Kelly DiMaggio

By Suzanne Ferguson @suzannerferguson
We are excited to announce two more guest speakers who will be joining Stacey Lihn and Meagan Broucek during our Feel the Beat event on October 8. We can’t wait to hear what they have to say about HLHS and collaboration. Don’t forget to register!   Christina DeShaw Christina DeShaw [...]
Feel the Beat 2016: Christina DeShaw and Kelly DiMaggio
Sep 7, 2016

What you need to know about umbilical cord blood banking

By Suzanne Ferguson @suzannerferguson
We recently sat down with Susana Cantero Peral, M.D., Ph.D., and cord blood expert here at the Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for HLHS. She provided some insight into the whole process of umbilical cord blood banking and how the cell-rich umbilical cord blood can possibly be used in [...]
What you need to know about umbilical cord blood banking
Aug 31, 2016

Feel the Beat 2016: Stacey Lihn and Meagan Broucek

By Suzanne Ferguson @suzannerferguson
Our fourth annual Feel the Beat event on October 8 will feature a wide variety of guest speakers. Here are two guest speakers we are excited to welcome. Check back next week to find out who else will be joining us!   Stacey Lihn In December of 2009, Stacey Lihn’s [...]
Feel the Beat 2016: Stacey Lihn and Meagan Broucek
Aug 26, 2016

What is Feel the Beat and why should you attend?

By Suzanne Ferguson @suzannerferguson
In 2013, team members of the Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for HLHS wanted to find a way to thank research participants and their families for all that they have done for the program. Without their support and participation, none of the work would be possible. It was also [...]
What is Feel the Beat and why should you attend?
Aug 15, 2016

You're Invited to Feel the Beat 2016!

By Suzanne Ferguson @suzannerferguson
Join us for our fourth annual Feel the Beat event on October 8, 2016! Check back soon to read about the exciting guest speakers who will be joining us this year.   RSVP by September 24. Questions? Email our program at HLHS@mayo.edu. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program [...]
You're Invited to Feel the Beat 2016!
Jul 28, 2016

Half a Heart, but Beating Strong

By Suzanne Ferguson @suzannerferguson
  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 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 [...]
Half a Heart, but Beating Strong
Jul 21, 2016

New Clinical Trial Using Bone Marrow Stem Cells

By Suzanne Ferguson @suzannerferguson
The Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) is excited to announce a new clinical trial for children and adults with single right ventricles.  This clinical trial uses stem cells obtained from a person’s bone marrow and delivers them into the heart muscle to hopefully [...]
Jun 29, 2016

Genetics of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

By Suzanne Ferguson @suzannerferguson
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 of Medicine recently published a paper on the genetics of hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). We asked one of our [...]
Genetics of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
Jun 24, 2016

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

By Suzanne Ferguson @suzannerferguson
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 the first participant in the clinical trial that injected his own umbilical cord stem cells into the right side of [...]
Mayo Researchers Use Stem Cells to Try and Heal Baby Lucas’ Heart
Jun 20, 2016

2016 IMPACT Winners

By Suzanne Ferguson @suzannerferguson
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, there were 21 faculty sponsors from the respective undergraduate institutions along with 35 Mayo Clinic researchers and physicians who came out to [...]
2016 IMPACT Winners
Jun 2, 2016

Kendra Grace Turner

By Suzanne Ferguson @suzannerferguson
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 first child, Jayson. Excited to continue growing their family, they were pleased to learn the news that they were expecting [...]
Kendra Grace Turner
May 25, 2016

Baby Lucas

By Suzanne Ferguson @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 [...]
Baby Lucas
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