Single Ventricle Heart Defects
Children with a single ventricle defect are born with a heart that has only one ventricle large enough or strong enough to pump effectively. In most cases, children with single ventricle heart defects require intensive medical intervention soon after birth.
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.