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August 7th, 2017

13 years old, 3 open heart surgeries

By uclahealth

13 Years old, 3 open heart surgeries"I had my first open-heart surgery when I was 2," says Donovan McKinnon, a 13- year-old patient at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Donovan was born with pulmonary atresia, a type of heart disease where the pulmonary valve is not formed properly. "I've had two other heart surgeries since and the third one was two or three days ago. I had a bacteria growing on my valve, so they had to replace it. They saw the bacteria on an echo. It could have been really bad. But I think I'm good for a while now, because a new valve is in. They're amazing. I don't think any other hospital could be this good."

Tags: Cardiology, featured, heart disease, heart surgeries, open heart surgery, pediatrics, Pediatrics, pulmonary atresia, pulmonary valve, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Surgery, US News

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