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Elliana Partin’s heart has a leaky tricuspid valve and enlarged right atrium called Ebstein anomaly.

Repairing a Heart of Gold

By site owner | 1,January 10, 2019

Bolivar girl has rare Ebstein anomaly By Britta Winfrey brittaw@bolivarmonews.co: Jan 9, 2019 Student-athletes get tired during sports seasons, but volleyball season was alarmingly exhausting for one Bolivar player this year.  In October, Elliana Partin, 13, found out she will undergo her first of several necessary heart surgeries on Friday, March 8.  The eighth-grade student’s heart…


New insight into what a mother gives to her baby in the womb besides genes

By site owner | 1,December 23, 2018

Maternal contributions to the health of her child the focus of special Teratology Society journal issue RESTON, VIRGINIA–Beginning in the womb, a mother transmits a slew of molecules, microbes, and cells to her baby. New insight underscores the importance of their transmission in regulating the development of organs like the brain, heart and immune system.…

Random Heart Test Helps Save Teen’s Life

By site owner | 1,December 4, 2018

It’s the sound every parent loves hearing. The sound of a healthy heartbeat. A screening on one De Soto teen athlete found something different and it saved her life. For many kids, sports is the heartbeat of their social life. But at that age, few students ever think about their actual heart. “I was a…

Heart Screening

Devon’s Beat holds first heart screening event in Springfield area

By site owner | 1,November 13, 2018

FAIR GROVE, Mo. An Ozarks family has made it their mission to help screen young people for hidden heart conditions. Devon Parrott and his family found out about his life-threatening heart condition six years ago, after he collapsed at school. Devon’s Beat recently held its first heart screening event in the Springfield area. Fair Grove schools…