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One patient's story: in utero heart surgery saves a baby

Love of a BrotherThe first thing you notice about Ann Louise Atherton (her real name is Hazel, but everyone calls her Ann Louise) is her eyes: playful, brilliant blue and sparkling with humor. When she throws a toy and you pick it up, she beams, knowing she’s hooked you into playing fetch. Sitting in her Princess stroller and playing with her mother’s iPhone, a small catheter tube by her hip is the only sign of the risky, life-saving heart surgery that Ann Louise went through before she was even born.

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