Patient Stories

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Tricuspid Atresia: Jason's Story


Born with tricuspid atresia and several other heart conditions, Jason underwent four heart surgeries at CHOP's Cardiac Center before his 5th birthday.

Tricuspid Atresia: Srishti's Story


Born with tricuspid atresia, a congenital heart defect, Srishti had three open-heart surgeries at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. 

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.

CHARGE Syndrome and Choanal Atresia: Avery's Story

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Avery was diagnosed with CHARGE syndrome as an infant, a series of rare genetic birth defects. Airway malformations led her family to CHOP's Airway Disorders Clinic, where she underwent bilateral choanal atresia repair.