Stories of Getting Better from the Heart Institute at Children's Hospital Colorado


Nathan: CPR From a Friend Saved Nathan's Life

Nathan Broderick has a serious congenital heart condition, hypoplastic left heard syndrome. Cody helped save Nathan's life by performing CPR after Nathan collapsed while playing video games.

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Lauren: Congenital Heart Disease Research

Imagine being able to build an exact replica of a child's heart, or implant a heart device to expand and shrink with the body's heat. With the novelty of 3-D imaging and a device developed right here at Children's (in collaboration with partners at the University of Colorado Denver), our researchers can do just that.

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Eryn: Treating a Heart That Works Overtime

Eryn was only 16-months-old when she was diagnosed with pulmonary arterial hypertension, a progressive lung disease that causes heart failure if left untreated. The specialists at the Heart Institute at Children's Hospital Colorado helped Eryn's parents reach a diagnosis for their little girl whom they adopted from an orphanage in China.

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Jessica and Daisy: A Pair of Special Hearts

Jessica Stratman-Rush and her daughter Daisy have more in common than most other mother-daughter duos. Beyond their blonde hair and outgoing personalities they also share a cardiologist and a unique set of scars.

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Samantha : 2 Heart Transplants, 1 Great Story

Samantha Remington had her first heart transplant at just four-months-old. In fourth grade, Samantha’s doctors discovered she had transplant coronary vasculopathy, a form of organ rejection. Her team at the Heart Institute at Children's Colorado worked together to get her a new heart and undergo her second heart transplant before graduating high school. She is now a healthy and thriving young woman.

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