CHD in Children Patient Stories

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Coronary Artery Anomaly: Anthony's Story

Mysteries of the Heart

Anthony's family turned to the Coronary Anomaly Management Program at CHOP, where a team is leading the search for answers about a little-understood heart defect called anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery and other coronary artery anomalies.

Coronary Artery Anomaly: Quinn's Story

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Quinn was diagnosed with a type of coronary artery anomaly called anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) and treated by the Cardiac team at CHOP, giving him a better chance at survival.

Heterotaxy Syndrome: Julia’s Story

Julia

An innovative procedure corrected a problem in Julia’s circulatory system. Inspired by the nurses at CHOP, Julia is in school to become a nurse herself.

Tetralogy of Fallot: Ben's Story

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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. 

Ventricular Septal Defect: Bridget's Story

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Learn about the medical care Bridget received at the Philadelphia Adult Congenital Heart Center prior to her sons’ birth, and about her experience with peripartum cardiomyopathy after giving birth.