condition: Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)

Deidre’s Story

Kids need regular check-ups. No one ever expects to hear anything concerning at one of these appointments. But when Deirdre’s pediatrician heard a heart murmur, she recommended that Deirdre be seen at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. An echocardiogram performed there revealed that Deirdre had Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA). This is a heart defect characterized by an opening between […]

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My Story

Hello, I’m Stephanie and I had open heart surgery at age 2 to repair a TGV, PDA and VSD. I am now 46-years-old, married with a grown son. I have not had any other surgeries concerning my heart and no Pacemaker. I lived a normal childhood and graduated high school. I have always worked outside […]

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Ledarius’ Story

LeDarius was born in Marion, Ohio, and transported to Nationwide Children’s Hospital at just 24 hours old. At birth, his physicians suspected he may have Down syndrome. Two days later, test confirmed he not only had Down syndrome but congenital heart defects as well. In his 37 days spent in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, […]

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