Pediatric Cardiology Patient Stories from Children's Hospital


Meet our patients and read their remarkable stories of hope and inspiration from the Heart Institute at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

For first-time parents Rebekah and Ernest Carper of Spencer, W.Va., there was no greater joy than the birth of their daughter. When Baylee was six months old, the couple received frightening news. Doctors diagnosed her with a potentially fatal heart disease — dilated cardiomyopathy. That's when the Carpers turned to Children's — the only pediatric heart transplant program in the region.
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Hugo suffered from Ventricular Hypoplasia. His medical journey began when his mother traveled from their native Mexico for treatment while he was in utero. Learn more about his experience at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
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David suffered from Congenital Heart Disease. Read about the success of his procedure and experience at Children's Hospital Pittsburgh of UPMC.
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Stephanie was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), a complex defect that affects blood flow to the lungs at birth. Now, as an adult, she receives treatment at the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
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