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Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome Program from Mayo Clinic

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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


September 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 the future to treat diseases. […]

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


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


September 10, 2015

Misconceptions of Stem Cell Research

By Suzanne Ferguson suzannerferguson

We frequently get asked questions about stem cells since part of our HLHS research uses cell-based therapy to help delay and even prevent heart transplants. Below are a few questions and answers that will help clarify exactly what stem cells are and their important role in research. What are stem cells? Stem cells are the […]

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Tags: CHD, clinical trials, HLHS, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, regenerative medicine, regenerative therapy, stem cells


May 21, 2013

Umbilical Cord Blood Banking for Future Regenerative Therapies

By jthebiay jthebiay

Parents of a child who has been diagnosed in utero with a congenital heart defect, such as Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS), often learn during pregnancy about banking the child’s umbilical cord blood. Susana Cantero Peral, M.D., a postdoctoral researcher who specializes in cord blood for the Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for HLHS, talked with me about collecting, banking and the potential regenerative properties of […]

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Tags: dr susana cantero peral, Dr. Timothy Nelson, HLHS, hypoplastic, Mayo Clinic, Todd and Karen Wanek Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, umbilical cord blood


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