Welcome to the Boston Children's Hospital Heart Center
Here at our Heart Center, we are dedicated to achieving the best possible outcomes for every patient—as well as providing long-term support for every family.
- The most advanced medical and surgical treatments
- Exceptional outcomes
- Groundbreaking innovations and discoveries
- Close working relationships with, and guidance for, all members of the family
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The next time you’re tempted to refer to a lazy co-worker’s efforts as 'half-hearted", take a second to rethink that statement. In popular culture half-hearted may mean unmotivated, but around the McGowan house it means brave, strong and amazing.
Bill and Becky McGowan were just about five months into their first pregnancy when tests reveled that there was a problem with their baby’s heart. The doctors explained Lucas, their unborn child, had hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), one of the most devastating congenital heart defects, in which the left ventricle is severely underdeveloped.
They were stunned and scared, but also determined to give Lucas the best shot at life, half a heart and all. Read more…