Baby Gets New Heart Just in Time for 1st Birthday

September 1, 2019

When Christy Brown initially took her daughter, Rebecca, to the doctor, she never envisioned she'd have to stay in the hospital for five months. Just a handful of months old, little Rebecca was diagnosed with anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery, or ALCAPA, a heart defect where the arteries originate in the wrong place. "I was dumbfounded," Christy told The condition can lead to heart failure. It meant that Rebecca would have to wait for a new heart. Thankfully, she didn't have to wait long.'s Stephanie Officer has more.

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