Riley cardiology patient to throw out the first pitch at Indianapolis Indians game



Addy laying in bed at Riley Children's Health

Addy Czarnecki feared she’d have to give up the sport she loves due to her health. Then, the Riley Children’s Health cardiology team stepped in to help.

Addy experienced prolonged episodes where she’d feel her heart speed up dramatically. She would struggle to breathe and couldn’t feel her extremities. These symptoms impacted her ability to swim – the sport she’s participated in since she was 8 years old.

Eventually, she was referred to the Riley cardiology team. Her doctor diagnosed her with SVT, a condition that causes a sudden irregular heartbeat.

Addy underwent two ablations to address the issues with her heart.

Now, she’s back to swimming. Addy says she’s improved significantly since feeling healthy. She’s even committed to swimming for Ball State University.

This weekend, she will represent Riley at the Indianapolis Indians game by throwing up the first pitch!