The Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) is a research program with the goal of delaying or preventing heart failure for individuals with HLHS.

To learn more or to participate, please visit our website or contact HLHS@mayo.edu.

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Mar 12, 2019

Save the Date! Feel the Beat 2019

By Brianna N. Tranby, @briannatranby


Mark your calendars for the Feel the Beat 2019!  The seventh annual event will be held this year on Saturday, October 12th in Rochester, Minnesota.

This exciting event is a great way to meet other families in the congenital heart defect world and will allow you to connect with doctors and researchers working on the latest advancements in hypoplastic left heart syndrome.  This one-day family-friendly event highlights the experiences of patients and families along with ongoing research, and shows how the CHD community is stronger by all of us working together.

Details on guest speakers, panels, activities, and lodging options will be posted closer to the event date, but feel free to send an email to HLHS@mayo.edu if you have any questions!


The Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) is a collaborative network of specialists bonded by the vision of finding solutions 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. Email the program at HLHS@mayo.edu to learn more.

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