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CIRM Stories of Hope: Pediatric Heart Failure

Only four months into their pregnancy, Mary and Tony Goulart found out that their child’s heart had not developed properly. The left side of the heart was severely underdeveloped, and the fetus suffered from several other heart defects. Their doctor told them that their baby was unlikely to survive, but the couple chose to do..

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CIRM Stories of Hope: Heart Failure

Fred Lesikar was playing with his granddaughter when he suddenly felt an intense pain radiating through his chest, back, and arms. By the time he got to the hospital, his heart had already sustained permanent damage. Simple physical tasks like walking around the block became incredibly difficult. Months after the heart attack, Fred enrolled in..

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