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Hal Kilborn thought he was going to have to have open-heart surgery. Then he learned of a procedure at Albany Medical Center that put him back on the road quicker than he'd ever imagined.
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Kate and Hannah

Hannah O'Donnell had heart issues before she was even born. Her mom Kate discusses those issues and how the doctors, nurses and staff at Albany Med helped Hannah navigate a very difficult medical diagnosis.
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Keaton McGivney has a special relationship with Neil Devejian, MD. Born with heart complications, Dr. Devejian performed a number of heart surgeries to save Keaton's life. His mother Taryn shares his story.
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The left ventricular assist device, or LVAD is providing Ruth a greatly improved quality of life. The device, which the patient carries in a bag, assists the heart in pumping blood. Ruth, and some of our other LVAD patients, share what this device means to them and their families.
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Who expects a healthy 7-year-old boy to have a stroke? No one. But when it happened to Arthur he went to Albany Med to get some answers. The cause? An infection in the heart. Two surgeries later he is playing basketball in the driveway like any other kid.
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Greg woke up one night with his heart and lungs failing. He was brought to Albany Med’s Cardio Pulmonary Surgery Unit in extremely critical condition. He was diagnosed, had three surgeries, and now, recovered, is making plans to go back to college.
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Today, at 9 years old, Chloe is a reigning “Heart Princess.” But three days after she was born her life was in danger. Albany Med cardiac surgeons performed life-saving surgery on her tiny heart and Chloe’s parents were able to bring their newborn baby home.
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