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 Ball's new heart means a new life and new opportunities.
Luke
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Abbey Shanah Bridgett may have died, doctors say, if not for an experimental, child-size artificial heart pump that kept her alive while awaiting a heart transplant.
Abbey
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