Cardiovascular Exercise Physiology Laboratory Patient Stories

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Heart Transplant: Amber’s Story

Amber and her horse

Amber received a new heart at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. After years of poor health, she’s now enjoying an active life again.

Genetic Predisposition to Cardiomyopathy: The Moran Family’s Story


It all started when Joy told her mom, Heather, that she was having chest pains. Heather’s family history of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy prompted her to schedule an appointment at the Cardiac Center, where both Joy and her sister, Ryann, were found to have the gene for cardiomyopathy