Penn Heart and Vascular

Penn Medicine Heart Transplantation Patient Stories

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    Derek

    Heart failure patient Derek Fitzgerald successfully completed an IRONMAN® triathlon after receiving a heart transplant.

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    Tangee

    Tangee's heart failure symptoms got so bad that she could hardly breathe. So Tangee trusted her heart, and her life, to Penn Medicine. Her journey ultimately led to a heart transplant. Now, Tangee cherishes each new breath she takes and every moment she has with the people she loves.

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    Dan

    Dan was born with a congenital heart defect. But even after multiple cardiac surgeries and a pacemaker, Dan's heart function continued to decline. Eventually, Dan needed a transplant.

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