Fetal Heart Program Patient Stories
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The World’s Smallest Pacemaker: Cameron’s Story
An adapted device and minimally invasive heart surgery give a newborn with heart block the boost he needs.
The Beauty of Different: Sasha’s Story
From gracing a magazine cover to writing for one, this former Fetal Heart Program patient aims to shake up the beauty industry and its view of scars.
Heart Surgery During the Pandemic: Caroline’s Story
In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, one Va. family chose CHOP’s Cardiac Center for their daughter’s heart repair. Find out why.
Heart Transplant: Tenlee's Story
Tenlee was 3 days old when her family learned reconstructive surgery wouldn't be enough to save her life — she needed a new heart.
Pulmonary Arterial Venous Fistula: Amelia's Story
Born with a rare heart defect, Amelia received innovative, life-saving treatment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Double Inlet Left Ventricle and Interrupted Aortic Arch: Hailee's Story
After staged reconstructive heart surgery as a baby, doctors discovered Hailee's heart was beating too slowly and implanted a pacemaker to steady the rhythm.
Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome: Siena's Story
Born with multiple ventricular septal heart defects, Siena overcame many challenges during her first year. Now 14 months old, she's back home and reaching new milestones.
Dextrocardia and Heart Transplant: Matthew's Story
Born with a backward heart on the wrong side of his chest, Matthew received a heart transplant and is now thriving.
Tetralogy of Fallot: Cooper's Story
Two-year-old Cooper had overcome open heart surgery, angioplasty and more, but he wasn't talking much and that concerned his parents.
Down Syndrome and Heart Disease: Regan’s Story
Now 18 months old, Regan is a happy, silly baby who enjoys playing peekaboo, looking in the mirror and snuggling her baby doll.