Son of Football’s Greg Olsen Undergoes Heart Surgery for HLHS

Sep 4, 2014 | Suzanne Ferguson | @suzannerferguson

As the NFL football season kicks off tonight, our thoughts are with the Carolina Panthers' Greg Olsen and his son, TJ, who was born with HLHS and reportedly underwent his third heart surgery earlier this week at Levine Children’s Hospital. The surgery, known as the Fontan procedure, allows the blood coming from the body to go directly to the lungs, normalize the oxygen levels, and reduce the right ventricle workload to the approximate levels of a normal heart.  “He's responded well to all three surgeries, we've had a few little hiccups but for the most part he's on the right track," Greg Olsen tells South Carolina's Time Warner Cable News.   For the full story and video, please visit

“He's responded well to all three surgeries, we've had a few little hiccups but for the most part he's on the right track," Greg Olsen tells South Carolina's Time Warner Cable News.   For the full story and video, please visit

For the full story and video, please visit TWC News.   We look forward to hearing more about TJ’s progress and cheering on our favorite football teams!


 

The Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) is a collaborative network of specialists bonded by the vision of delaying or preventing heart failure for individuals affected by congenital heart defects including HLHS. The specialized team is addressing the various aspects of these defects by using research and clinical strategies ranging from basic science, to diagnostic imaging to regenerative therapies.

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