A'Vayah – Congenital Heart Defect Patient

One hundred and fifty miles away from San Antonio, Asha was expecting her first baby. At 28 weeks, she got the news – her baby had a serious heart defect. As her due date got closer, she was sent to a larger hospital in San Antonio, where she delivered her baby. But doctors discovered A’Vayah’s heart conditions were much worse than expected. “We need to send you to University Hospital,” they told her. With only a 30 percent chance for her baby’s survival, Asha put her trust and faith in a group of specialists she had just met.

A’Vayah was born with a rare and complex congenital heart defect that the team at the Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center at University Hospital specializes in treating. She benefited from having the only dedicated pediatric congenital heart unit in South Texas during her 93-day stay at University Hospital. A’Vayah’s medical team was an extensive one, and each member exclusively cares for children with congenital heart disease – making them the very best at what they do. That’s The University Difference.

For decades, UT Health San Antonio’s pediatric congenital heart specialists have provided the very best comprehensive care, education and research for the children of South Texas.

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