Congenital Heart Defect 1 - Dear Parent


A mother reads a letter to parents sharing her Children's National journey to diagnose and treat her child's congenital heart defect.

Teresa's Story

Teresa Dejesus

Teresa, 2, was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy and waited on the Berlin Heart EXCOR® Pediatric Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) for nine months while she waited for a heart transplant. Her heart arrived on Christmas Day.

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