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Congenital Heart Defects Around the Globe: Italy

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Marco Gaddi lives in Venaria Reale, a small historical city near Turin, Italy.?He earned a degree in Medicine in Turin and has practiced Family Medicine since the fall of 1987. On the same day he got his job as a family physician he began his love story with Enrica Di Braccio a superior schoolteacher who graduated from the same university Marco did. They married on June 10, 1989 and after five years, on the 9th of February 1994 their son Alessandro was born.?

Alessandro was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. This is a critical congenital heart defect requiring multiple surgeries. Tune in to hear how Marco and his family have handled living with a chronic illness, how Alessandro is today and what his prognosis is.