Cincinnati Children's Blog

Mom grateful that Jimmy Kimmel is raising awareness of infant heart conditions

Tetralogy of Fallot is a congenital heart condition that occurs in about 1 in 2,000 newborns.

It’s a rare disease characterized by a set of four physical defects that prevent a newborn’s heart from pumping the oxygen-rich blood it needs.

Comedian and talk show host Jimmy Kimmel’s son was recently diagnosed and he gave an emotional speech on his television show about his medical journey.

It’s also the same condition a local baby boy named Henry faced in 2015. His mom wrote a blog post for Cincinnati Children’s after his open heart surgery.

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