Lila Gartley

First post: Apr 12, 2008 Latest post: Dec 3, 2008
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Lila was born with tricuspid atresia, a congenital heart defect in which the tricuspid valve, between the right atrium and right ventricle, fails to develop.

Tricuspid atresia cannot be "corrected", but a series of three surgeries can optimize her circulation:

Blalock-Taussig Shunt: performed May 2004, two days after birth.

Bidirectional Glenn: performed October 2004.

Fontan Procedure: performed October 16, 2008

She is being followed by pediatric cardiologist Dr. Daniel Miga at the Children's Heart Center at Strong. Her surgeon is Dr. George Alfieris.

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