Midaortic Syndrome And Renovascular Hypertension Center | Patient Stories

Parents often tell us they view the Center’s staff as members of their own families. Here are just some of our patients’ incredible stories


Midaortic_syndrome_Nora‘She’s a fighter’: Nora’s amazing recovery
When a routine physical revealed that Nora’s blood pressure was high, her family visited a slew of specialists until they received an overwhelming diagnosis: midaortic syndrome.


Meet CameronSecond opinion gives Cameron a second chance

After multiple surgeries and a bilateral kidney autotransplant to treat his midaortic syndrome, Cameron no longer needs to take any medications.


Meet JustinMidaortic syndrome takes Arizona teen to Boston

Dr. Kim used Justin’s own artery as a shunt to treat midaortic syndrome. The organic material has grown with Justin, eliminating the need for a repeat intervention.


KenslieCatching up with Kenslie: Life after surgery

Instead of using artificial material in an aortic bypass, Kenslie’s doctors created a tissue graft using part of one of her own veins.


Meet SofiaChanging the face of treatment to save Sofia

Little Sofia benefited from a first-of-its-kind treatment for midaortic syndrome.



Kenslie’s story: A new brother and chance at life

A minimally invasive technique called stenting helped two-year-old Kenslie delay surgery for midaortic syndrome.


Meet ChristianNew surgical technique helps to avoid transplant

Cristian and Jayshia were among the first patients to benefit from the TESLA approach for midaortic syndrome. See how they’re doing now.