Atrioventricular Canal Defects Patient Stories
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Down Syndrome and Heart Disease: Hazel's Story
Hazel is now a high-spirited toddler, a sharp contrast to the early-term baby who was born with Down syndrome and a congenital heart defect.
Atrioventricular Canal Defect: Henry’s Story
After cardiac surgery at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to repair a defect in his heart, Henry has more energy than ever.
Tetralogy of Fallot and Complete Atrioventricular Canal: Katie’s Story
Katie, 12, has overcome many health-related obstacles and faces more ahead. She has the support of her family and her medical team at CHOP.
Chylothorax: Paisley's Story
After surgery, an innovative interventional procedure at the Jill and Mark Fishman Center for Lymphatic Disorders stopped Paisley’s lymphatic leaks.
Atrioventricular Canal Defect: Madeline's Story
Madeline, a healthy girl at 9, had a heart operation at CHOP at 5 days old. Her parents and grandfather donate to CHOP to fund research for cardiac care.