Heart and Lung Transplant Patient Stories

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC’s Heart Transplant program has been performing pediatric heart transplants since 1982. Our specialists have helped countless children whose lives were affected by congenital heart disease, cardiomyopathy, and other heart diseases.

Meet some of our patients whose lives have been improved by their experiences at Children’s Hospital.

Luke suffered a congenital heart defect at just a few weeks old. Read more about the treatment he received at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
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Luke M. suffered from Interstitial Lung Disease. Read about the success of his procedure and experience at Children's Hospital Pittsburgh.
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Mubarak suffered Dilated Cardiomyopathy. Read about the success of her procedure and experience at Children's Hospital Pittsburgh of UPMC.
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At just 8 years old, Abbey’s heart failed. Learn more about her treatment and experience at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
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