Neuromuscular Center Heart Program :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Affects Two Brothers

McNary Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy story featured on NBC's Today Show

Jenn McNary's sons both have Duchenne muscular dystrophy. One is receiving experimental therapy and the other is not.

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Neuromuscular Center Heart Program

At Nationwide Children’s Hospital, the opportunity for every child to live a long life is our highest priority. Our heart physicians and specialists are experts in neuromuscular disorders and cardiomyopathy diseases and provide the highest level of comprehensive care to patients from across the country.

Our Neuromuscular Center Heart team works to create a strategic, aggressive plan to treat heart problems related to neuromuscular disorders in our comprehensive neuromuscular disorders clinic. Specializing in treating the heart in patients with nerve and muscle disorders is where we excel. From pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators to advanced cardiac imaging and cardiac catheterization and interventional procedures, all your needs will be taken care of in one location.

We understand you are looking for the best medical care for your child, and we look forward to exceeding your expectations. Our family-centered care, patient-friendly environment and staff work to help your child reach the highest quality of health possible.

Additionally, The Heart Center provides comprehensive care to infants, children and adults with heart failure. Our team has a seamless connection with the Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Program, which provides a continuum of care through a patient’s entire heart journey. This is just one reason the program continues to grow and gain national and international recognition.

During your visit, our heart physicians and nursing staff will provide you with outstanding medical care that starts upon your arrival. Our comprehensive neuromuscular care clinic provides the ideal environment for patients with nerve and muscle disorders to receive coordinated care from multiple specialists. All diagnostic tests and treatment plans will be discussed by all physicians caring for your child.

We offer state-of-the-art diagnostic cardiac services including:

  • Echocardiogram
  • Cardiac MRI
  • Holter and Event monitors
  • Cardiac catheterization

Integrated, team collaboration with experts in these specialties:

  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
  • Genetics
  • Nephrology

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  • Neurology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Orthopedics
  • Palliative Care
  • Physical Therapy
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Rehabilitation
  • Social Services
  • Surgery

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700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000