Heart Month :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Celebrating Heart Month

February is dedicated to increasing awareness for both congenital and acquired heart disease and defects. Nationwide Children’s is leading the way in raising awareness, education and funding of medical research.  At the Heart Center our team of experts delivers compassionate care to our smallest heart patients to adults battling congenital heart diseases.

Visit this page throughout the month of February and help us increase awareness of heart month throughout our entire community.

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Meet Zoey

Just two years old at the time, Zoey was told she would need a heart and lung transplant for her failing organs, a complication due to the single ventricle heart defect she was born with. She was referred to Nationwide Children’s Hospital where they began to prepare for a transplant, when a second look in the catheterization laboratory (cath lab) led doctors to believe her heart and lungs were strong enough to avoid transplant altogether. Read more »

Heart Month Events

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Mark Galantowicz, MD

Dr. Galantowicz honored

Mark Galantowicz, MD, was recently honored at the Downs Syndrome Association Annual Gala for his work with Downs Syndrome patients and their families throughout central Ohio.

Click here to watch the video »

Stay Connected and Participate

  • Take a look at our Infographic and see just how serious heart disease and defects are for so many children and adults!
  • Check out our Pinterest board for information, videos, and stories about heart defects and living healthy.
  • Keep an eye on our Instagram account (@nationwidekids) for behind the scenes photos and videos.
  • Follow us on Facebook for tons of great Heart Month posts
  • Interact with our Adult Congenital Team on facebook
  • Be sure to keep an eye on our YouTube channel for new videos in honor of Heart Month!
  • Stay connected with heart related education, myths and common questions on Twitter.

Learn More About Your Heart

Fruit & Veggies Toolkit for Kids


Our Featured Videos

Heart Center Overview

The Heart Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital is a nationally-recognized center that provides pediatric and adult care for patients with congenital heart disease and acquired cardiomyopathy.

Cardiac MRI

See how new Cardiac MRI technology leads to better diagnosis for our heart patients.



Meet Angela

At age three and a half, Angela became the first person in the United States to receive a tissue-engineered blood vessel, marking a historic moment for the field of regenerative medicine.

Meet Avery 

When Avery was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, she came to Nationwide Children's Hospital for the Hybrid Procedure to fix her heart.



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