Taylor M.

On September 11, 2019, Taylor experienced chest pains that resulted in a visit to her family doctor. She was diagnosed with Pleurisy, an inflammation of the tissue around her lung. She was referred to CHRISTUS Children’s for further testing. Doctors ordered an echocardiogram test to be performed on Taylor and discovered two heart defects that most likely originated from birth. Taylor has a right coronary artery that is positioned higher than a typical heart would be and her left ventricle valve leaks, meaning the valve does not close as it should, allowing blood to flow backward into the left atrium. If left untreated, Taylor would continue to experience heart rhythm problems and could potentially lead to heart failure. She is currently undergoing treatment at CHRISTUS Children’s under the supervision of Dr. Singh, section chief of cardiology.