Pediatric Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Patient Stories

When Aiden Vayo found out that he had a rare genetic cardiomyopathy and an inherited arrhythmia syndrome, it actually came as a bit of a relief. Aiden was at least glad to know what was behind the palpitations.

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“It’s a good idea to be your own health advocate, especially as you get older,” says 19-year-old Abigail Gonzales. This realization was instrumental in helping Abigail get the treatment she needed for tachyarrhythmia.

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Marvin and Amanda Benedict are self-described techies. They both work at Google, so they naturally love automation, and they joke that it’s fitting that their daughter now has an automated device.

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For 11-year-old Sofia Montoya, learning to live her life with an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) was, in a word, hard.

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William is described as a “natural athlete” by his mom, Aimee Sol. But behind the scenes there’s something that makes his boxing and athleticism a more extraordinary feat: the implantable cardioverter defibrillator he received through the top-ranked Heart Center at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and Stanford Children’s Health.

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