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Premature Twins with Rare Congenital Heart Defect Thriving

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Asher and Xander Reyes were born prematurely at 32 weeks with a rare congenital heart defect called congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries. Mom Jeannette Barrero learned of the condition during her 20-week anatomy scan, and Katelyn Snyder, M.D., a board-certified pediatric cardiologist at Pediatrix® Cardiology of South Florida, monitored the babies via fetal echo-cardiogram throughout the remainder of her pregnancy. More than a year later, the twins are thriving as they continue to receive life-saving care. “We have the best cardiac team ever,” said Jeannette. “They make it easy on us and, honestly, they act pretty normal, so we forget a lot of times about their cardiac issues. It doesn’t affect their everyday lives.”


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