Play

Pioneers of the Berlin Heart

For a child awaiting a heart transplant, the Berlin Heart offers a bridge to life. Packard Children’s helped bring this innovative device to pediatric patients in the United States, and achieved some of the early milestones for the most vulnerable patients.

Play

From the Heart

Karina Gomez’s daughter, Kassaundra, was born in 2002 with a rare and life-threatening cardiac abnormality. At just 2 days old, Packard heart surgeons attached a tiny pacemaker to one of the two lower chambers, or ventricles, of her heart. Five months later, it was replaced it with a more advanced device wired to both ventricles.

Play

My Packard Story: Maggie

Born with a congenital heart malformation, Maggie’s daughter, Grace, found her place in the hearts of the physicians, surgeons, nurses, and staff who helped her grow into a normal healthy childhood.