Cardiac Center Patient Stories

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Patent Ductus Arteriosus and Trisomy 21: Katie's Story


Born with trisomy 21 (Down syndrome), Katie's doctors knew to be on the lookout for potential heart issues. At 3 months old, Katie was diagnosed with patent ductus arteriosus and came to CHOP's Cardiac Center for help.

Supraventricular Tachycardia: Oliver’s Story


Cardiologists at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia diagnosed Oliver with supraventricular tachycardia when he was 1, then found the right treatment to keep his heart beating normally.

Tetralogy of Fallot: Aidan's Story


From his prenatal diagnosis of tetralogy of Fallot, to treatment after birth and follow-up care, Aidan has benefited from the expertise of CHOP's Cardiac Center.

Tetralogy of Fallot: Ben's Story


When Diana and Corey learned their unborn baby had tetralogy of Fallot, they came to CHOP's Fetal Heart Program to better understand the diagnosis, develop a birth plan and prepare for their baby’s open heart surgery. 

Tetralogy of Fallot: Brittany's Story


Brittany Rotonda shares her experience living with tetralogy of Fallot and how she found comfort and hope at the Philadelphia Adult Congenital Heart Center, a joint program of CHOP and Penn.