Finding the Right Care for a Failing Heart
Claire and her twin sister Harper were born at just 31 weeks old, Claire weighed 3 lbs., 1 oz. and soon dropped under 3 lbs. Not only was she born small, but she was also born with a type of congenital heart disease called double outlet right ventricle. Can Yerebakan, M.D., associate chief of the Division of Cardiac Surgery performed a palliation with banding of the lung vessels to defer a huge cardiac operation.