Toddler Awaits Double Transplant Surgery
Carol O’Brien’s 3½-year-old son Riley visits CHOP every two weeks while waiting for a heart and lung transplant. Riley was diagnosed with heterotaxy syndrome and complex congenital heart disease. His doctor, Samuel Goldfarb, was featured in the Courier Post’s article featuring the O’Brien family.Read the Courier Post article here.
Newborn Test Helps Save Child's Life
Newborn baby Brandon is at least the second baby whose critical heart defect was detected by the newly passed law in NJ which states that pulse ox tests must be given to all newborns. The test found a hole in Brandon’s heart and ultimately saved his life.
Aaron Dorfman, Brandon’s cardiologist at CHOP's Children's Specialty Care Center in Voorhees, was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about his case and the new state mandate. “Critical heart defects are the hardest type to detect with prenatal testing. They are not readily apparent to the eye after birth,” Dr. Dorfman said.Read the full Inquirer story here.