Heart Month Research :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Research at The Heart Center

Adenovirus or Kawasaki Disease?

Researchers investigate clinical and laboratory testing methods to accurately distinguish adenovirus from Kawasaki disease in children.

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The Transfusion Evolution 

Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery Mark Galantowicz, MD, and his team in The Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital are challenging the culture of transfusion with new techniques and aggressive strategies of blood conservation for all their patients.

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A Window to the Heart

According to Kan Hor, MD, director of the Cardiac MRI program at Nationwide Children’s, approaching complex heart surgeries with a patient-specific, pre-surgical visual guide enables physicians to prepare for functional and anatomical abnormalities that may not be visible with standard echocardiogram.

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Taking a Closer Look at the Relationship Between Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

A new study reveals surprising results regarding vascular stiffness of coronary microvessels in the presence of type 2 diabetes.


Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping May Benefit Some High-Risk Newborns

Recent studies show the practice can offer circulatory advantages for infants born extremely preterm or with critical congenital heart disease.

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Making Progress: Advances in Life-Long Care for ACHD

With adults comprising two-thirds of the CHD population, the AHA has released a scientific statement outlining the needs of this growing demographic.

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Non-Cardiac Surgeries for CHD Patients Vary Substantially by Institution

In a recent study, a team of clinician-scientists at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and collaborating institutions examined the frequency of non-cardiac surgeries performed in children with critical congenital heart disease. They found significant variability across hospitals, suggesting a need for standardization to improve clinical management for this pediatric patient population.

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Melody Valve Provides Good Long-Term Outcomes

A recent article in the journal Circulation is the first to show that the improvements seen soon after Melody procedures were maintained in the large majority of patients enrolled in an Investigational Device Exemption trial.

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Using the Transjugular Approach for Melody Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Placement

A recent study has found that a transjugular approach actually may be the best option for very small patients, for those with elevated right ventricular pressures or those with significant tricuspid regurgitation.

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