Penn Transplant Institute

Heart Transplant Patient Stories

  • Elizabeth

    Elizabeth

    After having a mini stroke, Elizabeth discovered she had dilated cardiomyopathy. At the 2013 Dash for Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness, she talks about meeting Lee Goldberg, MD, and having her heart transplant at the Penn Transplant Institute.

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  • janet

    Janet

    After a flight of stairs left her winded, Janet learned a virus had attacked her heart, causing heart failure. At the 2013 Dash for Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness, Janet talks about her heart transplant experience at the Penn Transplant Institute.

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  • Chaz

    Chaz

    Chaz received a heart and double lung transplant at the Penn Transplant Institute in 2003 due to cardiomyopathy. At the 2013 Dash for Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness, Chaz discusses his journey, from pre-transplant through post-transplant care.

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  • Dan

    Dan

    Born with a congenital heart defect, Dan had three open heart surgeries by the time he was three and a half years old. At the 2013 Dash for Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness, he talks about receiving his heart transplant at Penn Transplant Institute.

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