Interventional Cardiology Patient Stories

The patients and families who pass through the Heart Catheterization Lab at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh are truly amazing. Each of them inspires our cath lab team and the care teams throughout the Heart Institute and hospital.

Many journeys may have started out as frightening and overwhelming. But as the path winds on, it’s filled with hope, healing, and joy.

It's our pleasure to share a few of these heartwarming stories with you.

Brandy was born with Tetralogy of Fallot and underwent surgery for repair at a young age. Years later, she began experiencing shortness of breath and turned to the experts at the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center for help.
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After Ryan and Jaxson Vorp were born, they were transferred to UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh to be cared for by the multi-disciplinary team at the Heart Institute. Read more about the twins' unique story.
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After finding a hole in the top chamber's of Kade's heart as an infant his family turned to UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh to close the hole.
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Mia suffered from Tetralogy of Fallot. Read about the success of her procedure and experience at Children's Hospital Pittsburgh of UPMC.
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After being diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) as an infant, Lexi underwent her first open heart surgery at just 6 months old. Now a college senior, Lexi credits the staff of UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh for never letting her congenital heart condition hold her down.
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