Amazing Kids, Amazing Stories: Roy's Story
UW Health pediatric cardiologist J. Carter Ralphe met Roy Profitt V when the Beaver Dam boy was just three days old.
He diagnosed the little boy with a bicuspid aortic valve, in which the valve is not formed correctly, and a narrowing of the aorta.
But even after learning about the serious heart condition, Profitt's parents Carrie and Roy, had to wait four months before anything could be done to address the problem.
During that time, Carrie and Roy had plenty of questions for Ralphe, pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon Petros Anagnostopoulos and others at American Family Children's Hospital.
The team of providers always had the answers and helped put the parents' minds at ease before the successful surgery, in which Anagnostopoulos removed the diseased part of the aorta and sewed the two parts together to make a fully functioning artery.
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