Herma Heart Institute

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Patient stories

Learn more about how cardiac research and innovation impacts our patients and their families lives.


After successful treatment for his heart defect, Jackson put his condition under the microscope.


How our doctors helped develop a new way to treat a life-threatening heart defect.


The first child in the world to use a Berlin Heart as a total artificial heart.


An innovative surgery for a baby born with two tracheas.



The first Berlin Heart patient in the Midwest


The first hypoplastic left heart syndrome patient in the nation to use the Heartware Ventricular Assist Device.