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Interventional cardiologist at UC Davis Children’s Hospital does for baby Katie what others can’t

Katie Herrmann was born with a hole in her heart. Every baby is. It’s called a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). For most full-term babies, the hole closes within a few days. But Katie had come early. The hole wasn’t closing. It was clear she needed a PDA closure.

But there were complications. Katie was so tiny. She had also been diagnosed with Trisomy 18. Katie’s parents, Jeremy and Kelly Herrmann, were told by Pennsylvania doctors to wait on the PDA closure. But then they found out about UC Davis Children’s Hospital’s Dr. Frank Ing, who wasted no time helping this little “heavyweight” get the care she needed. Read more here.