A little heart’s powerful beat

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June 28, 2019 - 5:45 PM

Lauryn Tisdale, shown with her mother, Amber Tisdale, will undergo heart surgery Friday to reroute blood through the left side of her heart. Lauryn was born with a genetic defect in which the left side of her heart did not form correctly. COURTESY PHOTO

BOSTON ? By the time Lauryn Tisdale was 4, she?d undergone seven open-heart surgeries, the product of being born with hypo plastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), a genetic defect in which the left side of her heart did not form correctly.

Doctors essentially bypassed the damaged side, and were hopeful young Lauryn would not have to undergo any additional open-heart procedures.

But not everything goes according to plan.

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