Cardiac Center

Every Heart Has a Story

Watch the short videos below to meet some of our amazing patients. You’ll hear directly from families about what led them to CHOP, their experiences at the Hospital, the treatments and surgeries their children have undergone, how they’re doing today, and advice for other families facing a diagnosis of congenital heart disease.



Get to know our patients

Zoe Kellen
Zoe and Kellen's Story

Born and treated at CHOP, these friends have much in common beyond HLHS.

Meet Zoe & Kellen

Zoey's Story

Diagnosed with two heart defects and transported to CHOP for open heart surgery.

Meet Zoey

Lily's Story

Born with HLHS, had her first open heart surgery two days after birth.

Meet Lily

Jason's Story

Born with tricuspid atresia and several other heart conditions, underwent 4 surgeries at CHOP.

Meet Jason

Quinn's Story

Rushed to CHOP for emergency open heart surgery at 3 months.

Meet Quinn


Matthew's Story

A heart murmur led to the diagnosis of ASDs and open heart surgery at CHOP.

Meet Matthew

Xavier's Story

Had his first open heart surgery for HLHS when he was 4 days old.

Meet Xavier

Tassos' Story

Diagnosed prenatally with HLHS when his mom was four months pregnant.

Meet Tassos


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Cardiac Center Outcomes

Being well informed is one of the most important ways you can ensure that your child receives the best care. Learn about our pediatric heart surgery outcomes.