Category Archives: Heart

ACHD: Being the tallest and oldest patient at Texas Children’s

While working out with my wife one Saturday morning in September, I pushed myself harder than normal, trying to show off, and ended up laying on the ground saying, “I … Full Entry »

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Tetralogy of Fallot 101

What is Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF)? TOF is a congenital heart defect that affects the heart’s structure and causes oxygen-poor blood to flow out of the heart and around the … Full Entry »

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It happened

At mile 5.2, it happened. And I had another 4.1 miles of my 15K race to go. It happened as a single sharp and very pronounced pain in the center … Full Entry »

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Victoria’s journey to a diagnosis

Victoria was born full-term at 39 weeks via a planned C-section. There were no problems throughout my pregnancy and nothing was detected during regular OB visits. On Thanksgiving (at 2 … Full Entry »

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Why I still go to Texas Children’s Hospital

I was born with two heart defects – transposition of the great vessels (TGV) and ventricular septal defect (VSD). Since the age of 6, when my family moved to Texas, … Full Entry »

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