Cardiac Center Patient Stories

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Aortic Stenosis: Sarah's Story

Sarah on horseback

Born with a heart defect called aortic stenosis, Sarah had two open heart surgeries when she was young. Now 16, she’s an honor roll student who loves art and design.

Arrhythmias: Disha's Story

Disha

Born with a serious heart condition, Disha has grown up under the care of CHOP's Cardiac Center and now has a family of her own.

Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricle Dysplasia: Brett’s Story

Brett

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: Jacob's Story

Jacob with his golf clubs

Jacob, 16, is able to play sports at a high level thanks to the team at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where he had heart surgery three years ago.

Atrial Septal Defects: Matthew’s Story

Matthew

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.


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