Virginia Baby with Life-Threatening Heart Defect Beats the Odds at Lurie Children’s

When Mackenzie Janin of Norfolk, Virginia, was expecting her first child, she was told her child may or may not survive delivery. In-utero, the baby was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect known as tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia … Read More

Patient Implanted with Total Artificial Heart

Eleven-year-old Jaheim Whigham of Illinois is the world’s smallest person – and one of 40 worldwide — to receive the 50cc SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart (TAH-t). This device is the smaller version of the 70cc TAH-t which received FDA … Read More