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25-year-old patient Travale King recently received his second life-saving heart transplant at Cincinnati Children’s. Prior to his transplant, doctors gave King a total artificial heart known as a Syncardia to keep him alive until another heart became available. King’s health › Continue Reading

Liam was a smart, funny and outgoing three-year-old boy. He walked and talked early and was advanced for his age. He loved dinosaurs and could even tell you which ones ate meat and which one could fly. On June 4, › Continue Reading

When you hear of someone celebrating a milestone, weddings, anniversaries and graduations probably come to mind. Today we celebrate a different kind of milestone: one year living with a Total Artificial Heart. One year ago today, Tiernee Gonzalez (pictured above, › Continue Reading

This morning, Jason Williams of Peebles, OH, joined his doctors in a room full of news media representatives as they described the first-of-its-kind surgery that Jason agreed to at the beginning of September. He says it was as much for other Duchenne muscular dystrophy › Continue Reading

Doctors at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center held a press conference today to discuss the first surgery in the nation involving the implantation of a heart device in a patient living with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). DMD is a genetic › Continue Reading