April 9th, 2010

In-Depth: Natalie’s Broken Heart

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Her heart was failing and time was running out as a 22-month-old was battling for her life. She was suffering from a heart condition so rare, just five out of every one million children have it.

 

Doctors at the Mayo Clinic performed a risky procedure that is helping fix her broken heart. At 6 months old, Natalie Labelle was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyophothy, commonly known for the leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young athletes but extremely rare in infants.

 

Dr. Joseph Dearani and Dr. Sheri Crow are interviewed.

 

FOX 9 by Scott Wasserman, 4/8/2010

Tags: Cardiology, Dr. Joseph Dearani, heart transplant

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