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Freestyle 2019: Ethan

Hometown: Vancouver, WA Diagnosis: congenital heart defect, heart transplant Shoe: Air Jordan XIV Retro Good luck keeping up with Ethan Ellis. This athletic, mile-a-minute guy is passionate about basketball and dreams of playing professionally one day.  You’d never know from his wicked sense of humor and upbeat attitude that he’s endured six open-heart surgeries (three […]

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Beat by beat

Five months before Bianca Anderson was due to give birth, her baby, Jacob, was diagnosed with a severe congenital heart defect. With the help of OHSU Doernbecher’s fetal therapy program, Bianca’s health care team created an individualized health care plan to treat Jacob’s disease.

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Jordan Young was born with a bad heart valve. He faced the possibility of never being active. A lifetime of sitting on the sidelines. But Jordan didn’t give up. And neither did his incredible team at Doernbecher. Over 15 years and through two open-heart surgeries, they made sure Jordan stayed in the game. Inspired by […]

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Helping NASA’S mission to Mars

Missions to deep space involve risk. The National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) — which works with NASA — has tapped OHSU’s Jonathan Lindner, MD to find better ways to screen astronaut candidates for cardiovascular damage before they reach deep space.

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