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"Heart to Heart with Anna" is the longest-running podcast devoted to the congenital heart defect (CHD) community. Our shows feature Survivors, family members, medical professionals and others in the CHD community who wish to share their stories, expertise, and advice. This show is devoted to empowering, educating and enriching the lives of members of the CHD community.

Heart to Heart with Anna Anna Jaworski

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"Heart to Heart with Anna" is the longest-running podcast devoted to the congenital heart defect (CHD) community. Our shows feature Survivors, family members, medical professionals and others in the CHD community who wish to share their stories, expertise, and advice. This show is devoted to empowering, educating and enriching the lives of members of the CHD community.

    Mom to an Adult Heart Warrior in India

    Mom to an Adult Heart Warrior in India

    Sajani Nair is a Heart Mom from India who is on a mission to put a spotlight on the plight of children in India born with congenital heart defects.

    • 29 min
    Still Waiting for a Heart

    Still Waiting for a Heart

    This is a follow-up episode to one we did last year so that we can learn more about how Lorrie Hill's transplant journey is progressing.

    • 32 min
    A Family Dealing with Tetralogy of Fallot

    A Family Dealing with Tetralogy of Fallot

    Deborah Meisten is the Heart Mother of a teenaged son born with tetralogy of Fallot and she shares her experiences and advice with Anna in this episode of "Heart to Heart with Anna."

    • 33 min
    Advancements in Understanding the Psychology of Living with a CHD

    Advancements in Understanding the Psychology of Living with a CHD

    Adrienne Kovacs, Ph.D. shares information with Anna about the psychology of living with a chronic illness such as congenital heart disease and how PTSD, anxiety, and depression may affect a Heart Warrior's quality of life.

    • 36 min
    Update on Keith Flynn: Finally on the List!

    Update on Keith Flynn: Finally on the List!

    Keith Flynn returns to share the progress he's made in the last year as this single-ventricle Fontan Survivor awaits a heart and liver transplant.

    • 31 min
    New Transplant Guidelines and Transplant Alternatives with Dr. Ali Zaidi!

    New Transplant Guidelines and Transplant Alternatives with Dr. Ali Zaidi!

    Dr. Ali Zaidi is a cardiologist specializing in the care of adults with congenital heart defects and in this episode he shares with Anna what the new guidelines are for those needing a heart transplant, some of the complexities surrounding the transplant journey, and the history of cardiac transplantation in humans.

    • 33 min

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