Researchers investigate clinical and laboratory testing methods to accurately distinguish adenovirus from Kawasaki disease in children.
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.
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.
A new study reveals surprising results regarding vascular stiffness of coronary microvessels in the presence of type 2 diabetes.
Recent studies show the practice can offer circulatory advantages for infants born extremely preterm or with critical congenital heart disease.
With adults comprising two-thirds of the CHD population, the AHA has released a scientific statement outlining the needs of this growing demographic.
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.
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.
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.