News and Events

News Archive 2011

ben_breedlove_storyDoctor describes teen’s lifelong battle (December 2011)
Ben Breedlove had hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and died at the age of 18. He was a Westlake High School student who used the internet and social media to explain his condition to the world. He was cared for by pediatric cardiologists as well as the team at Dell Children’s Medical Center.
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heart_surgery_eight_days_oldHeart Surgery at only 8 days old (November 2011)
Live Henke, now 3 years old, was born with Heterotaxy Syndrome, a rare congenital defect. Hear her mom and their pediatric cardiologist, Dr. Hanoch Patt, talk about their experience at Dell Children’s Medical Center in a FOX News story.
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ECMO_patient_videoECMO patient Bubba lives after rodeo accident
On Moms Everyday @ Four with Emily Lazzetti on KWTX-TV, Anke WinklerPrins, ECMO Program Manager at Dell Children’s, explains how the ECMO machine helped 3-year-old “Bubba” Kirby recover from cardio-respiratory failure. Bubba contracted E. coli when he accidentally ate dirt while riding a sheep at a rodeo.
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video_thumb_fortuneBaby Fortune from Uganda receives a life-saving surgery at Dell Children’s Medical Center
Dr. Kenneth Fox, Medical Director of Cardiac Surgery at Dell Children’s, is featured on KVUE News for performing heart surgery on nine-month-old baby Fortune.
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RHP_3Kloe’s story: a 12-inch knitting needle and emergency heart surgery
Kloe fell on a knitting bag while playing and got stuck with a 12-inch knitting needle in her back. Drs. Kenneth Fox and Julie Sanchez diagnosed that the needle may have pierced her heart…
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CV-Orientation-3.4-006Milagros families tour Dell Children’s operating room and cath lab
We often partner with Milagros, a local support group, to sponsor events for families of children with congenital heart defects. In July 2011, we organized a tour of our cardiac operating room for some Milgros families.

RHP_4A cath lab saves a Haitian orphan from surgery
Dr. Karen Wright, pediatric cardiologist, is featured on Austin (KXAN) News for performing an interventional catheterization on 10-year old Leonise Louima. Leonise was brought to Austin for open-heart surgery through the Heart Gift Foundation.
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RHP_5Dr. Byron Holt treats a baby with a hole in her heart
Dr. Holt, pediatric cardiologist, is featured on FOX 7 NEWS for treating Than Hien Vo. The baby was only three months old when she had open-heart surgery for a life-threatening condition called Tetralogy of Fallot.
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