Heart Month :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Celebrating Heart Month

February is dedicated to increasing awareness for conditions that effect hearts of all sizes, 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 Walker

Walker’s story begins during his mother’s 20-week ultrasound when she learned the fate of her baby in 4 words – hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Within a few days of his birth, Walker would need the first of three open-heart surgeries and eventually, a heart transplant. Read more »

More Patient Stories

Isabelle's Patient Story

Meet Isabelle

Born at 33 weeks, Isabelle has always been a fighter. She continued to fight as she was diagnosed with Atrial Septal Defect (ASD).

Read Isabelle's story on Flutter »

Owen's Patient Story

Meet Owen

When his mom was 19 weeks pregnant, a routine ultrasound revealed that Owen had a heart condition called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome.

Read Owen's story on Flutter»

Samantha's Patient Story

Meet Samantha

Samantha's journey with congenital heart disease has involved many twists and turns and seven heart surgeries.

Read Samantha's story on Flutter»

Aimee Armstrong, MD

Meet Dr. Aimee Armstrong

Dr. Aimee Armstrong knew in the fourth grade she wanted to be a doctor. This, after getting a book about a little girl that needed a heart transplant. She's dedicated to helping children and adults with congenital heart disease at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Watch Dr. Armstrong in action in the Cath Lab »


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!
  • Follow us on Facebook for tons of great Heart Month posts
  • Keep an eye on our Instagram account (@nationwidekids) for behind the scenes photos and videos.
  • Stay connected with heart-related education, myths and common questions on Twitter.
  • 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!
  • Check out our Pinterest board for information, videos, and stories about heart defects and living healthy.

Learn More About Your Heart

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Our Featured Videos

Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) Hybrid Stage One

Get an up close look at the Hybrid Stage 1 procedure, an alternative to the Norwood procedure and the first of three procedures used to treat Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome.


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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