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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.