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The Latest in Heart Research and Innovation

For Infants Born Very Preterm, Transcatheter Device Closure of Patent Ductus Arteriosus is Feasible
Optimal timing of procedures and reduction of adverse events are avenues for future study.

First Implantable Hemodynamic Monitoring Device in Single Ventricle Fontan Anatomy
The first IHM in a patient with Fontan anatomy and physiology enables real-time monitoring of central venous and pulmonary artery pressures.

The Impact of Norwood Shunt Type on Young Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome Patients
Special considerations could be important with the modified Blalock-Taussig shunt if a transplant is needed.

Using the Transjugular Approach for Melody Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Placement
While uncommon, the approach should be considered early for small patients and some others.

Single Ventricle Case Protocol: Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
Case protocol describes the treatment pathway of a newborn undergoing Hybrid treatment for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome through Nationwide Children’s Single Ventricle Program.

Melody Valve Provides Good Long-Term Outcomes
The transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement functions well up to seven years after implantation.

Making Progress: Advances in Life-Long Care for ACHD
With adults comprising two-thirds of the congenital heart disease population, the American Heart Association has released a scientific statement outlining the needs of this growing demographic.

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.

Featured Heart Center Quality Initiatives

Quality Outcomes: Cardiothoracic Surgery and Interventional Cardiology
These reports feature 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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