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Six-Month-Old Baby Has Minimally Invasive ASD Repair Through an Axillary Incision

Sunday, May 13, 2018

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Julie Mazziotta

When she was four months old, doctors determined that Bryce would need heart surgery as soon as possible. Though she was in the 50th percentile for weight when she was born, Bryce had sunk to below zero.

Her cardiologist brought in Khanh H. Nguyen of Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital who performs a unique form of open-heart surgery, where the incision is made under the armpit, rather than the traditional method of sternotomy. Dr Nguyen started using this different approach 14 years ago.

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