Patient Stories 2015-10-09 Amy Ross's Adult Congenital Heart Disease Main Article Content Breadcrumb navigation All/Patient Stories/Amy's Adult Congenital Heart Disease Treatment I had no idea I'd get a second chance at life. A life-saving corrective heart surgery. A full-time consultant who volunteers for a charity providing prom dresses to area high school students, Amy Ross’s active lifestyle came to a sudden halt when she was diagnosed with a potentially fatal narrowing of the aorta. After an aortic stent caused serious complications, Amy turned to the specialists at Northwestern Medicine’s Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute. Our cardiac surgeons corrected her earlier surgery, repairing the defect and getting her back to a healthy and active life. Learn more about Adult Congenital Heart Disease and Northwestern Medicine’s Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute. 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