Patient of the Month

Lukas | Feburary 2017

When Lukas was born, his parents saw no signs that anything could be wrong with their new baby. Little did they know that their newborn son would soon be fighting for his life. At just two weeks old, Lukas started showing symptoms of what at first seemed like stomach issues that babies sometimes have. But when they persisted, his mom decided to take him to the Emergency Department at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital where doctors found that Lukas had an arrhythmia, a condition in which the heart beats with an irregular or abnormal rhythm. The team at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital’s Heart Program acted quickly to save Lukas, and now, a year later, he is a happy toddler growing stronger each day.