15-Year-Old Heart & Vascular Patient Kendal Daniels

15-Year-Old Heart & Vascular Patient Kendal Daniels


– My name is Kendall Daniels and I am 15
years old. I play soccer and I’ve been playing for 8 years.
I love scoring the goals. I had a lot of dizziness and I could feel my heart beating a
little bit faster. I did not know
I had a heart condition. – She was having episodes that
seemed to be more frequent and I was concerned and so I decided to take her
to Medical City and Medical City Children’s Hospital to get further evaluated. – The computer showed us the heart rhythm was very irregular and in
fact that she was having very sustained periods of time with what can be a
lethal heart arrhythmia called Ventricular Tachycardia. I called her
mother immediately. I said I don’t care what you’re doing at this
moment but you’re gonna get Kendall, you’re gonna put her in the car and
you’re gonna drive directly to Medical City Dallas Children’s emergency room
and I’m gonna meet you there. – As we’re getting ready for her procedure
she wasn’t even able to get up to the bathroom without having these lethal
rhythms that people die from daily – What Dr. Joshi was able to do was able
to pinpoint in her electrical system exactly where this arrhythmia was coming
from and zap it from the inside what’s called a radiofrequency ablation. – Hopefully this will be a cure for Kendall and one of the reasons that she
was able to do so well is because here at Medical City, we have a combination of
pediatrics and adult care and because it’s a tachycardia that the adult the
electrophysiologists are very well educated and taken care of, she was
able to get the very best possible care. – Thank God we were in the hospital and
thank God for Dr. Bowers and for him catching this and getting us right to
the Medical City Children’s. For Dr. Joshi for having the expertise to be
able to find what was going on and fix it. – I have four children of my own and I felt like I really needed to take
good care of her like I would want for my own and I think we were able to
do that, which is the best thing that you can do as a physician. – I’m feeling really good and I
cannot wait to get back to soccer. (Medical City
Medical City Children’s Hospital)

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