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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


December 20, 2016

Helping the HLHS Heart Grow Stronger

By Suzanne R. 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 R. 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


May 25, 2016

Baby Lucas

By Suzanne R. 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 adorable Lucas and his inspiring […]

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Tags: CHD, HLHS, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, Mayo Clinic, regenerative therapy, stem cell, Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, umbilical cord blood


March 29, 2016

Helping the HLHS Heart Grow Stronger

By Suzanne R. 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


December 17, 2014

Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome: Looking Forward

By Jennifer Miller jenmiller

While science has made remarkable steps in treating patients with HLHS there is currently no cure.  Most patients may face complications later in life, including heart arrhythmias, blood clots, developmental problems, and the possibility of future surgeries or a heart transplant. For more on this subject, please visit here. Here at the Todd and Karen Wanek Family […]

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Tags: biorepository, cell therapy, clinical trials, genetics, heart transplant, HLHS, HLHS research, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, imaging and outcome, Mayo Clinic, Stem cell therapies, stem cells


November 6, 2014

Researching the Possibilities of Umbilical Cord Blood Cell-Based Therapies

By Jennifer Miller jenmiller

  Regenerative therapies have been studied in adult patients with heart disease for quite some time with promising results. At Mayo Clinic, we are currently conducting a clinical trial to determine if the cells found in umbilical cord blood can be used safely to strengthen the right ventricle in patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). […]

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


August 7, 2013

HLHS in The Wall Street Journal

By jthebiay jthebiay

In an article called “Advances That Regrow Babies’ Hearts” (July 23rd, 2013), the Wall Street Journal featured two studies for HLHS – one focusing on the left ventricle and one on the right. Dr. Harold Burkhart from Mayo Clinic and Dr. Sitaram Emani from Children’s Hospital of Boston discussed their respective studies and the potential impact this may have […]

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Tags: CHD, Dr. Harold Burkhart, Dr. Timothy Nelson, HLHS, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, regenerative therapy, stem cell, Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, umbilical cord blood, wall street journal


June 28, 2013

Minneapolis ‘Star Tribune’ Features Story on Clinical Trial for HLHS

By Mindy Rice mindyrice

To better understand and treat HLHS, our team is taking a multifaceted approach that includes research into imaging and outcomes, human genetics, and regenerative strategies. The program’s goal is to launch clinical trials that offer the latest advances in cell therapy to people with HLHS with the ultimate goal of delaying, or even preventing, the need […]

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Tags: cell therapy, clinical trials, Dr. Harold Burkhart, Dr. Patrick O'Leary, Dr. Tim Nelson, heart transplant, HLHS, HLHS research, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, Mayo Clinic, Minneapolis Star Tribune, regenerative medicine


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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