Sunday, September 12, 2010

New Haitian Hearts Patient


This is Naika.

Naika is 7 years old and has a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA).

This congenital heart defect routes blood from her aorta back to her lungs where it just came from. So this is not good because it is hard on her lungs and her left heart stretches due to volume overload.

Her heart functions well besides this.

Naika needs her PDA closed with a device to occlude it or an open procedure to tie it off.

Any one interested in helping her?
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