Starting Out Strong

Starting Out Strong

Melinda Deitz was 5 months pregnant when she learned her son had a life-threatening heart defect. Thanks to prenatal care and planning, Michael, now 18 months, received a heart transplant shortly after birth and is on the road to a healthy life.

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Smaller Artificial Heart Valve Saves Sadie’s Life

Smaller Artificial Heart Valve Saves Sadie’s Life

At just 2 months old, Sadie was the first child in the United States to receive a new, smaller artificial heart valve.

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Jacob Wishes for a Heart for His 16th Birthday

Jacob Wishes for a Heart for His 16th Birthday

Most 16-year-olds wish for a car for their birthday, but not Jacob Smith from Mukilteo, Wash. Jacob‘s wish was for a heart. Fortunately, he didn’t have to wait long for his wish to be granted.

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Parker’s Journey from Heart Transplant to Race Track

Parker’s Journey from Heart Transplant to Race Track

Parker Rana, 15, overcame the odds. Born with multiple heart defects, Parker grew up in and out of the hospital. But now, he’s a thriving teenager with an incredible story of hope.

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Kami Shares Her Congenital Heart Defect Journey, Reflects on Her “Home”

Kami Shares Her Congenital Heart Defect Journey, Reflects on Her “Home”

Kami Sutton, now 26, shares the journey that began at Seattle Children’s the day she was born with a congenital heart defect.

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From Heartbreak to Hope: Technology and a New Heart Save Hannah’s Life

From Heartbreak to Hope

Hannah had an extremely rare heart condition, but thanks to a combination of ECPR, ECMO and a heart transplant, she survived and is thriving.

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One Family’s Journey From a Devastating Heart Diagnosis to Hopefulness and Joy

One Family’s Journey From a Devastating Heart Diagnosis to Hopefulness and Joy

Our Heart Center team gave Briella’s family a second opinion and care that saved her life.

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Bridge to a New Life

Adapting heart assist technology to younger patients

We're helping usher in a new generation of child-sized heart pumps designed to save kids whose hearts are failing.

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Preparing Teens to Manage Their Healthcare as Adults

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Our Heart Center team helps teens learn to manage their health as they prepare to leave the comfortable nest of pediatric care.

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Advancing Ventricular Assist Devices

Advancing Ventricular Assist Devices

We are in the vanguard of using mechanical circulatory support to give kids and teens with advanced heart failure the best quality of life.

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William's Heart Operation

William's Heart Operation

William is 5 months old and is having surgery at Children's to repair a hole in his heart. William and his parents share their touching journey.

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Q-and-A with Mary Schlater, ARNP

Q-and-A with Mary Schlater, ARNP

Mary talks about what it's like to work at Children's and what's special about the Heart Center.

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Q-and-A with Wendy Mowbray, Medical Assistant

Q-and-A with Wendy Mowbray

Wendy talks about what it's like to work at Children's and what's special about the Heart Center.

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Q-and-A with Kathleen Swanson, RN

Q-and-A with Kathleen Swanson, RN

Kathleen talks about what it's like to work at Children's and what's special about the Heart Center.

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Q-and-A with Keli Morgan, Heart Center RN

Q-and-A with Keli Morgan

Keli talks about what it's like to work at Children's and what's special about the Heart Center.

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Contact Us

Contact the Heart Center at 206-987-2015 for a referral, a second opinion or more information.