Cardiac Center Patient Stories

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Dilated Cardiomyopathy: Cherish’s Story

adolescent female cardiac patient

Cherish’s rare and extremely serious heart condition went undiagnosed for years. CHOP experts gave Cherish and her family, at first, hope, and then a new heart.

Chylothorax: Lucas’ Story

Lucas in baby swing outside

Diagnosed with chylothorax at birth, Lucas needed expert lymphatic care at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to survive. 

Long QT Syndrome: Samad’s Story

Samad smiling

After Samad was diagnosed with a rare genetic heart disorder, his family underwent genetic testing and discovered they too had the disorder.

Arrhythmias: Disha's Story


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.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest: Maeve's Story


Maeve was at softball practice when her heart stopped. Thanks to immediate care and world-class treatment at CHOP, the teen is back on the ballfield and doing great.