Patient of the Month

Victoria | June 2018

Meet Victoria, our June Patient of the Month! Before birth, Victoria, was diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). Hypoplastic left heart syndrome is a type of congenital heart defect that affects normal blood flow through the heart.

While Victoria's mother was pregnant with her, the left side of her heart did not form correctly, causing an urgent need for surgery just after birth to help restore its function, or Victoria would die. At only five days old, she underwent surgery, followed by an additional three procedures to keep her alive. 

Fast-forward to today, and Victoria, now a teenager, is leading a healthy life with her family in South Florida. She enjoys music and playing basketball with her siblings.