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.

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 Defect: Morgan's Story

morgan

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 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.

Cardiac Tumor and Stroke: John's Story

John

When John, 15, passed out at football practice, CHOP doctors discovered he had a stroke and a rare cardiac tumor. After treatment, John is doing well.


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