Heart Center

Patient Stories

Baby Gets a New Heart Just Before Turning 3 Months Old

Titus 70x70.jpgDue to a severe defect, Titus's heart was failing from day 1. His mother says that after a heart transplant, “He's been reborn.” Read the full story.

Casey Survives Incredible Odds

Casey 70x70.jpg18-month-old Casey defied the odds when an aggressive heart infection threatened his life. Read the full story.

Born With a Hole in His Heart, Hybrid Procedure Helps Rowen Thrive

Rowen  70x70.jpgRowen’s surgeons repaired a hole in his heart when he was only two months old. Read the full story.

Alaska Teen Is Climbing to New Heights After Heart Transplant

Smiling young man in sunglassesAfter facing a severe form of heart failure, a VAD device helped bridge Adrian to a heart transplant. Read the full story.

Baby Flies Across the Globe for Lifesaving Heart Surgery 24 Hours After Birth

Baby Flies Across the Globe for Livesaving Heart SurgeryLiam Ray flew from Guam to Seattle Children’s to reach the surgeons who could repair his heart. Read the full story.

Care Team Brings Prom to Teenager Waiting for New Heart

Care Team Brings Prom to Teenager Waiting for New HeartBella’s care team in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit made sure she didn’t miss out on prom – and then gave her a new heart the very next day. Read the full story

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

From Heartbreak to HopeHannah had an extremely rare heart condition, but thanks to a combination of ECPR, ECMO and a heart transplant, she survived and is thriving. Read Hannah’s full story

Jacob Wishes for a Heart for His 16th Birthday

Jacob Wishes for a Heart for His 16th BirthdayMost 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. Read Jacob’s full story

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. Read Kami’s full story

Making Heart Transplants Possible for More Children

Our Heart Center is pushing the envelope with techniques that make heart transplants available to more children. Read Rini’s story.

Montana Twins’ Hearts Beat in Harmony Following Unexpected Surgery Days After Birth

Montana Twins’ Hearts Beat in Harmony Following Unexpected Surgery Days After BirthTransported from Bozeman, Montana to Seattle Children's for open heart surgery when she was just a week old, Sabina and her sister are thriving now. Read Sabina's story.

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 JoyOur Heart Center team gave Briella’s family a second opinion and care that saved her life. Read the full story.

Parker’s Journey from Heart Transplant to Race Track

Parker’s Journey from Heart Transplant to Race TrackParker 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. Read Parker’s full story

Repairing Heart Defects Without Surgery

Repairing Heart Defects Without SurgeryWe are pioneering ways to use catheters to repair complex heart problems, reduce complications and help kids recover faster. Read Michael's story.

Smaller Artificial Heart Valve Saves Sadie’s Life

Smaller Artificial Heart Valve Saves Sadie's LifeThe smallest mechanical heart valve in the world was just the right size for little Sadie. Read her story

Unique Drug Protocol Helps Aaden Beat the Odds

Unique Drug Protocol Helps Aaden Beat the OddsBorn with a congenital heart defect, Aaden Adams was suddenly in need of a new heart after his body shut down during a minor procedure. Aaden’s body developed antibodies that could attack a new heart. Fortunately, the Heart Center team figured out a unique approach to helping Aaden’s body accept the heart that was necessary to save his life. Read Aaden’s story

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