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Overcoming a Rare Heart Condition: Michael's Remarkable Story
|Detected during a prenatal ultrasound, Michael was faced with a rare heart condition transposition of the great arteries. With a hole in his heart and ventricles and arteries reversed, Michael met his pediatric cardiologist when he was only 3 days old and needed pediatric heart surgery when he was less than 3 months old. The pediatric heart team at American Family Children's Hospital worked together to treat Michael. Now 6, this sports-loving little boy is an active, rambunctious, happy kid.|
Amazing Kids, Amazing Stories: Madisen's Story
Young Madisen is a self-admitted "tough cowgirl." At birth she was diagnosed with aortic valve stenosis, and has had to have multiple procedures as she's grown to fix her heart valve.
Using our low-dose radiation imaging technology, our pediatric heart team helped her get back in the saddle without a worry.
Amazing Kids, Amazing Stories: Miles' Story
Diagnosed with a heart condition at birth, Miles faced numerous surgeries and treatments before he was 9 months old.
Amazing Kids, Amazing Stories: McKinnley's Story
|Born eight weeks premature with an incredibly complex heart defect, McKinnley's early life was a constant struggle for survival. Her family opened their lives to UW Health photographer John Maniaci, who captured every step of their journey. Watch McKinnley's first weeks of life unfold through his camera lens.|
UW Health Clinic offers help for young POTS patients
|One in 5 patients with POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) are teenage girls. POTS affects a person's autonomic nervous system with symptoms like dizziness and nausea. UW Health's POTS Clinic has helped Kelleigh manage her symptoms and give her opportunities that she didn't think would be possible.|