condition: Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)

Isabelle’s Story

Sometimes our mightiest fighters are our tiniest ones. Little Isabelle came into the world that way. Born at only 33 weeks, she was immediately admitted to the NICU at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Each year more than 4,400 babies receive the highest level of care in Nationwide Children’s Newborn Intensive and Special Care Units. As one […]

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Saved me

I was born in 1981 and the doctors knew something was wrong.  I had an appointment with Dr. Creanen and I had to wait until I was six-years-old to have my open heart surgery. I had an ASD & VSD repair on June 17, 1987. I am 35-years-old now and have not had any issues […]

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Gabriel’s Heart Story

There are so many emotions that come to mind when we recall our time at Nationwide during our son’s first few months of life. It was an amazing place with wonderful and caring people! We knew Gabe would be born with a heart defect that would require surgery at birth. We had great hospitals in […]

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Ledarius’ Story

LeDarius was born in Marion, Ohio, and transported to Nationwide Children’s Hospital at just 24 hours old. At birth, his physicians suspected he may have Down syndrome. Two days later, test confirmed he not only had Down syndrome but congenital heart defects as well. In his 37 days spent in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, […]

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