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The Latest in Heart Research and Innovation

Surprising Findings for Exon Skipping in Muscular Dystrophy
Which exons are skipped in therapy for DMD may determine whether significant improvement is made.

Non-Cardiac Surgeries for CHD Patients Vary Substantially by Institution
Study reveals how many critical CHD patients undergo non-cardiac procedures by the age of 5, despite their increased risk for complications.

Case Study: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and Genetic Testing
This case examines early-onset HCM resulting from two different genetic mutations, one inherited from each parent.

Survivors of Congenital Heart Disease Report Poor Risk Knowledge and High-Fat Diets
A new study suggests that CHD survivors may lack knowledge about their disease and would benefit from education about future health risks and health behaviors from both pediatric and adult providers.

Complex Surgery Corrects Rare Heart Defect
The Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s performed a complicated “double-switch” surgery to correct a rare congenital heart defect.

Dystrophin Isoform Could Lead to DMD Therapy
Studies of a new protein isoform suggest it may offer a novel therapeutic approach for some Duchenne patients.

Targeting Children with Single Ventricle from Before Birth Through Adulthood
The new LAUNCH program targets children with single ventricle heart defects from the womb through adulthood, providing care and collecting data at each phase of development.

Infliximab Reduces Fever Duration in Kawasaki Disease
Clinical trial finds that adding the antibody drug infliximab to standard treatment regimen decreases fever duration with Kawasaki disease.

New Anticoagulation Guidelines
The American Heart Association publishes the first evidence-based recommendations on anticoagulation in congenital heart disease.

Detecting Pediatric Cardiomyopathy
Early diagnosis and detection of familial or genetic risk of pediatric cardiomyopathy is key to treating and managing the disease.

Cardiac MRI Offers Valuable Tool
Program offers a 3-D view of cardiac defects and damage providing a roadmap for catheterization physicians and cardiothoracic surgeons.

Featured Heart Center Quality Initiatives

The Heart Center Snapshot: Quality Initiatives and Program Outcomes
This book features a snapshot of quality initiatives and program outcomes from The Heart Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

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Center for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research

Read about the center's mission, areas of focus, projects and more.

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Research Study: Genetic Testing of Individuals & Families with Congenital Heart Disease

Do you have a family member who has been diagnosed with a heart defect? We invite them to participate in our research study.

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