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Childrens hospital recommendation for open heart surgery

A friend s son 3.5 years old - has been diagnosed with a rare heart disease. He will need to have an open heart surgery fairly soon, most likely within the next 2 weeks. Since this type of operation cannot be performed in Serbia, where he lives, we are looking for a hospital in Europe or USA where this can be done. I would like to ask you if you know by any chance what would be the best children s hospital for this kind of surgery, or if you know anyone who has a child and had a similar procedure done. We are recommended some hospital in London, but I m looking for alternatives in the rest of Europe (Germany, France, ...) and in the USA.
Wed, 16 Dec 2009
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childrens Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo, my son had to have open heart surgery at 5 1/2 months old, hes now 9 1/2 years old, & going strong. The best I can say is read it up on line, look at the diffrent childrens hospitals there is, but I will say St. Judes is ONLY for cancer patiens , they dont help in in the heart area, unless its cancer related. Alos go through Childrens Mircale network, talk to them, they can help you too. If it wasnt for the chidlrens hospital near us, & the Childrens miricale network, my son would never be here.
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