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January 24, 2017

Using Regenerative Medicine to Find Answers for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

By Suzanne R. 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


July 21, 2016

New Clinical Trial Using Bone Marrow Stem Cells

By Suzanne R. 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 R. 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 R. 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


February 10, 2016

Pioneering New Research Options for Congenital Heart Defects

By Suzanne R. 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


November 6, 2015

Clinical Trial Collaboration between Mayo Clinic and University of Oklahoma

By Suzanne R. 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 R. 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


July 2, 2015

What Are Clinical Trials?

By Suzanne R. Ferguson suzannerferguson

Q: I’ve heard the term “clinical trials,” but what are they? Why do people participate in them? How would I find out about current clinical trials, and is it hard to get into one? A: By participating in clinical trials, you are playing a vital role in the research process to advance the treatment and […]

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Tags: clinical trial, clinical trials, NIH


May 20, 2015

Happy International Clinical Trials Day!

By Suzanne R. Ferguson suzannerferguson

International Clinic Trials Day is a day to raise awareness about those researchers who take steps every day to contribute to medical research and find new and better ways to help people. This day is in memory of researcher James Lind who on May 20, 1747 started the first ever clinical trial. Thank you to all who have […]

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Tags: CHD, clinical trials, HLHS, international clinical trials, Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome


February 13, 2015

CHD Research at Mayo Clinic

By Suzanne R. Ferguson suzannerferguson

As CHD Awareness Week winds down, we thought we’d share this special video of Christina and little Ava. Ava was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and has been participating in the clinical trials taking place here at Mayo Clinic.   Contact us to learn more about the Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for […]

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Tags: CHD, clinical trials, HLHS, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, Mayo Clinic, Norwood, Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome


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