Cardiac Center

Patient Stories

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Aortic Stenosis: Sarah's Story


Born with aortic stenosis and after two open-heart surgeries at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Sarah doesn't let anything slow her down. 

Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricle Dysplasia: Brett’s Story

Brett Playing Football

At age 13, Brett was diagnosed with arrhythmogenic right ventricle dysplasia (ARVD). With the help of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) and the support of his team at CHOP, Brett was able to return to the activities he loved.

Atrial Septal Defect: Morgan's Story


Morgan was born with an atrial septal defect (ASD) — sometimes called a "hole-in-the-heart" — and underwent a less invasive treatment at CHOP's Cardiac Center.

Atrial Septal Defect: Ryan's Story


Ryan was diagnosed with an ASD and a partial anomalous pulmonary venous return at the age of 13. It was CHOP’s primary care physicians who helped with the early detection.

Atrial Septal Defects: Matthew’s Story


Matthew was diagnosed with several atrial septal defects during the first weeks of life and received expert care at CHOP's Cardiac Center, including open heart surgery.