Portrait of Jason Ewen

Congenital Heart Defect Leads to Transplant

As a child, Jason Ewen always knew his heart was a little different. But it wasn't until his 20s that he really saw the effects of his congenital heart defect.

Jason's journey led to a heart transplant at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Read Jason's story.

Male Congenital Heart Patient

Heart Valve Replacement Allows Man to Live an Active Life

Arlin Weaver
Congenital Heart Patient

I was born with Tetralogy of Fallot. My heart condition was corrected when I was 3 years old. Since then, I have lived a full life in different places around the world. But in the back of my mind, I knew I would eventually need follow-up with a heart valve replacement.

In 2021, I landed in Maryland and needed follow-up for developing symptoms. I was very fortunate to quickly get me the tests needed at UMMC, and within about 4 months, I had my valve replaced. Recovery has been tough, but the doctors at UMMC have helped me navigate it. Now I am on the road to recovery, living an active life.

I thank God for guiding me to the doctors at UMMC.