ACC 2016 :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

2016 American College of Cardiology Scientific Session & Expo

Nationwide Children’s Hospital will participate in this year’s 2016 American College of Cardiology Scientific Session & Expo, April 2-4, in Chicago.

We invite pediatricians, subspecialists, researchers and other professionals in attendance to visit booth 10101 in the exhibit hall.

View our annual report and The Heart Center's outcomes to see how we are delivering best outcomes for patients locally, across the United States and around the world. 

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Nationwide Children's Presentations

Here’s a list of Nationwide Children’s Heart Center faculty who will be present at this year’s event. Be sure to visit the ACC's website for session details on all sessions. 

John Cheatham, MD

John Cheatham, MD

Apr. 4, 2016, 8:30 - 8:42 AM
910-06 - Initial Results From the Early Feasibility Study of the Medtronic Native Outflow Tract Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve
John P. Cheatham, Lisa Bergersen, Matthew Gillespie, Brian McHenry, Lee Benson, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH, USA 
Curt Daniels, MD

Curt Daniels, MD

Apr. 2, 2016, 3:30 - 4:30 PM
403-11 - Congenital HD Pediatric & Adult
Curt J. Daniels
Columbus, OH 
Apr. 3, 2016, 12:30 - 1:45 PM
816-01 - Chair
Curt J. Daniels
Columbus, OH
Apr. 4, 2016, 10:45 - 11:00 AM
739-03 - ACC-Talk: Timing of Transition: What Is Best for Patients, Parents and Providers?
Curt J. Daniels
Columbus, OH 
Apr. 4, 2016, 12:00 - 12:15 PM
739-10 - Panelist
Curt J. Daniels
Columbus, OH 
Elisa Bradley, MD

Elisa Bradley, MD

Apr. 4, 2016, 9:00 - 9:12 AM
910-10 - Isolated Heart and Combined Heart-Liver Transplant: What Happens to Congenital Heart Disease and Fontan Patients in the U.S?
Krong-On Pinyoluksana, Yongjie Miao, Curtis Daniels, Elisa Bradley, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH, USA 
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Kan Hor, MD

Kan Hor, MD

Apr. 4, 2016, 9:45 - 10:30 AM
1250-089 - Ecg Abnormalities Compared to Extent of Myocardial Fibrosis in Boys With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Kan N. Hor, Sharath Subramanian, Tyler Moran, Kathleen Lao, Bipul Gnyawali, Linda Cripe, Karolina Zareba, Subha Raman, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH, USA, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA 
Timothy Feltes, MD Timothy Feltes, MD

Download our full Heart Center Quality Initiatives reports

Quality Outcomes: Cardiothoracic Surgery and Interventional CardiologyThese reports feature a snapshot of quality initiatives and program outcomes from The Heart Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

View earlier outcomes reports


According to the latest Society of Thoracic Surgery (STS) database, The Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s outcomes rank among the best among high-volume centers for both children and adults undergoing congenital heart surgery. The Heart Center’s 2011 mortality rate for children was 1.9% and for adults 0%, while the 4-year (2008–2011) average for children was 0.5% and adults 0.8%.

Chart for Mortality Rates for RACHS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6

Our bloodless, open-heart surgery target was 50%. And we exceeded it.

Chart for Bloodless Surgery Rate

With the goal of limiting or eliminating blood transfusion, our comprehensive team of perioperative nurses, cardiologists, intensivists, anesthesiologists and perfusionists work together, and have the expertise to deliver the latest advances, developments, standards and nonblood therapies. As pioneers in bloodless surgery, we accept the responsibility for setting standards and teaching others to the benefit of all patients everywhere.

A multidisciplinary team delivering tailored care leads to better cardiothoracic surgical outcomes.

Chart for Cardiothoracic Surgery Outcomes

Heart Transplant Outcomes

  • 93% 30-day survival (expected national average 92%)
  • 88% 1-year survival (expected national average 84%)

Lung Transplant Outcomes

  • 92.4% 1- and 2-year survival (expected national average 77%)


  • According to the Society of Thoracic Surgery (STS) database, among all high volume ranked centers, The Heart Center maintains low mortality rates of 1.2% (children < 18 yrs.) and 0.8% (adults >18 yrs.) for cases with the highest case complexity.
  • Baby boy born at 29 weeks gestation and 1.5 kilos with type B interrupted aortic arch, inlet ventricular septal defect with interventricular hemorrhages and subarachnoid bleeds, and DiGeorge syndrome. Given the concern for making the neurological insults worse by going on bypass, the patient underwent a Hybrid Stage 1 procedure, which allowed him to grow, and allowed his brain to recover and develop. He did very well and at age 6 months, weighing 5.2 kg, he underwent full repair of his aortic arch, removal of the PDA stent, removal of the PA bands and closure of his VSD. He is now 18 months old and developing normally with no neurological or cardiac issues.
Cardiothoracic Surgery Total Cases Chart
Cardiothoracic Surgery Median Length of Stay (Days) Chart
Cardiothoracic Surgery Outcomes Chart
Cardiothoracic Surgery Cases Chart

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