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The Latest in Heart Research and Innovation

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.

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.

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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Read Adult Congenital Heart Disease Outcomes »

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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