At 16 weeks pregnant, Tiffany was diagnosed with a genetic condition called Marfan Syndrome. Tests revealed that Tiffany was at high risk for aortic dissection. However, the surgery she needed had many potential complications for her unborn baby. Alan Braverman, MD, a Washington University cardiologist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, cared for Tracy with her maternal-fetal medicine team throughout her pregnancy. Two weeks after she delivered her son, Tracy had heart surgery.
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