Posts Categorized: Heart Institute

A Healed Heart

As Ethan started to walk, and then eventually to run, he never showed any outward signs that the heart beating in his tiny chest harbored a congenital abnormality. “Developmentally, Ethan was on schedule,” said his mother, Cindy. “He was very active and always running around. We never would have known there was a problem if… Read more »

Brave Heart

At 20 months and 30 pounds, Austin Ball is tall for his age and bursting with energy. It’s hard to believe he’s the same child who, at 5 months, arrived at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC on life support, his future uncertain. Before his birth, Austin had been diagnosed with a large tumor in… Read more »