Our heart program's innovation success stories

At the Herma Heart Institute, we look at each child individually and work to find solutions for their biggest challenges.

Oftentimes, the clinical and surgical innovations used for one child are used to help hundreds, if not thousands, of congenital heart disease patients across the world.

Below are just a few proud stories of the pioneers who helped pave the way for groundbreaking innovations.

Jack

Jack patient at the Herma Heart Institute within Children's WisconsinThe first Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) patient in the United States to use the Heartware Ventricular Assist Device (HVAD)

Julissa

Julissa patient at the Herma Heart Institute within Children's WisconsinAn innovative surgery for a baby born with two tracheas

Vincent

The first Berlin Heart patient in the Midwest

 

BrentLee

BrentLee patient at the Herma Heart Institute within Children's WisconsinThe first child in the world to use a Berlin Heart as a total artificial heart.