Cardiomyopathy Patient Stories

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Heart Transplant: Jayden's Story

Jayden’s Story

Vomiting and swollen legs led to a shocking diagnosis: Jayden’s heart was failing. A heart transplant at CHOP has transformed his life.

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.

Genetic Predisposition to Cardiomyopathy: The Moran Family’s Story


It all started when Joy told her mom, Heather, that she was having chest pains. Heather’s family history of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy prompted her to schedule an appointment at the Cardiac Center, where both Joy and her sister, Ryann, were found to have the gene for cardiomyopathy