Single Ventricle Survivorship Program
Each year, approximately 3,000 children are born in the United States with complex heart defects. While many of these patients lead highly functional and active lives after single ventricle surgery in childhood, they are at risk for certain health problems. The Single Ventricle Survivorship Program was created to help improve quality and duration of life for these children.
Born with a single ventricle heart defect, Brendan had three open-heart surgeries before developing plastic bronchitis and needing a heart transplant at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Patient outcomes at the Cardiac Center are among the best in the world, placing us in the top tier of pediatric cardiac programs. We're also consistently ranked among the best by U.S. News & World Report and Parents magazine.