Coarctation of the Aorta

Coarctation of the Aorta: Lily’s Story

When Lily arrived, she seemed perfectly healthy. The first time mum, Alison, knew her baby was seriously ill was when Lily had a pulse oximetry test at one day old. Thanks to the test, Lily’s condition – Coarctation of the Aorta – was detected before she was sent home from hospital. Here Alison tells their…

Coarctation of the Aorta – Freddie’s Story

When Freddie was born, everything seemed fine. However, a few days later his mum, Naomi, became concerned something wasn’t quite right and sought medical help. By the time his heart defects were diagnosed, Freddie had gone into heart failure. Here Naomi tells their story:

Coarctation of the Aorta- Sonny’s Story

After a normal pregnancy, Sandie gave birth to Sonny, a seemingly healthy baby. It was soon clear to Sandie that something wasn’t right with Sonny’s health and it became a race against time to find out what. This is their story about undiagnosed Coarctation of the Aorta:

Atrial Septal Defect – Jade’s Story

Jade was born prematurely 16 years ago. She was eventually diagnosed with a number of heart defects, including Atrial Septal Defect. Operated on when she weighed just 2lbs 2oz, she is Britain’s smallest ever open heart surgery survivor. This is her story, as told by her mum Mags: