HLHS Cause to Cure

Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome Program from Mayo Clinic

Clinical Trials

January 24, 2017

Using Regenerative Medicine to Find Answers for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

By Suzanne Ferguson suzannerferguson

The goal of the Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) is to discover how regenerative medicine, also known as the use of stem cells, can make HLHS hearts bigger, better and stronger in order to delay or even prevent heart failure. In the video below, Dr. Timothy Nelson, director, […]

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Tags: CHD, clinical trials, Dr. Timothy Nelson, HLHS, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, Mayo Clinic, regenerative medicine, Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, umbilical cord blood


December 20, 2016

Helping the HLHS Heart Grow Stronger

By Suzanne Ferguson suzannerferguson

Our main goal at the Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome(HLHS) is to delay and prevent heart failure for individuals with HLHS. The video below discusses how we are using stem cells to grow the heart stronger.     For any questions, please email us at HLHS@mayo.edu. ———————————————————————————————————– The Todd […]

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Tags: bone marrow cells, CHD, cord blood, HLHS, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, Mayo Clinic, Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, umbilical cord blood


July 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 make the heart grow stronger […]

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


June 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 his heart. __________________   Last […]

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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


May 19, 2016

The Possibilities of Bone Marrow Stem Cells

By Suzanne Ferguson suzannerferguson

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 begin the regenerate process.  Stem cells are the body’s basic materials that grow into new tissues. There are two primary types of stem cells: embryonic […]

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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


March 29, 2016

Helping the HLHS Heart Grow Stronger

By Suzanne Ferguson suzannerferguson

Our main goal at the Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome is to delay and prevent heart failure for individuals with hypoplastic left heart syndrome.  Determining what works best for individuals wouldn’t be possible without HLHS patients and family members participating in the research. Without people like you, we wouldn’t […]

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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


March 15, 2016

Japanese Cell Therapy Study Demonstrates Impressive Results in the HLHS Field

By Suzanne Ferguson suzannerferguson

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 with patient results at 18 months and then again at 3 years. (Read the full studies here and here). The study is not only the […]

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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


February 10, 2016

Pioneering New Research Options for Congenital Heart Defects

By Suzanne Ferguson suzannerferguson

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 HLHS. It is important to raise awareness of CHDs and to also recognize the ever evolving treatment options that are changing the future for people […]

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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


January 19, 2016

Using Cell-Based Therapies to Shape the Future of HLHS

By Suzanne Ferguson suzannerferguson

Here at the Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, we are working on new ways to delay and prevent heart failure for individuals with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). In order to do that, we are studying cell-based treatments, human genetics and advanced imaging techniques along with creating the world’s largest biorepository for […]

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Tags: CHD, HLHS, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, Mayo Clinic, regenerative medicine, stem cell, stem cells, Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome


November 6, 2015

Clinical Trial Collaboration between Mayo Clinic and University of Oklahoma

By Suzanne Ferguson suzannerferguson

We are excited to announce that The Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) at Mayo Clinic and the University of Oklahoma are entering into a partnership to expand the HLHS umbilical cord clinical trial. This exciting collaboration makes it possible for more children with HLHS to participate in ground-breaking […]

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Tags: clinical trials, collaboration, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, Mayo Clinic, partnership, University of Oklahoma


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