The Heart Center Research and Innovation

Curtis J. Daniels, MD

An Implantable Monitoring Device for Congenital Heart Disease Patients

The device could reduce the need for repeat heart catheterizations in single ventricle patients.

Linda H. Cripe, MD

Use of Cardiac MRI to Monitor Medical Treatment of Rhabdomyoma

A new case study shows success of using cardiac MRI – rather than electrocardiogram – to monitor tumor regression of rhabdomyoma in a newborn with an mTOR inhibitor.


Fetal Balloon Aortic Valvuloplasty for Critical Aortic Stenosis

Critical aortic stenosis in utero can lead to the formation of HLH. But, fetal balloon aortic valvuloplasty to correct the stenosis could prevent HLHS.

Congenital Heart

Keeping Young Patients With Congenital Heart Connected to Care

Race, type of insurance and severity of disease affect likelihood of experiencing a lapse in care for CHD patients younger than 5 years.

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An Algorithm Helps Detect Blood Flow Patterns Correlated With a Heart Attack Precursor

Coronary microvascular disease (CMD) is a complication of diabetes and metabolic syndrome, and studies suggest the disease may be a precursor to a heart attack — a common cause of death among people with either condition.

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Influences of Maternal Diabetes on Fetal Heart Development

High blood sugar during pregnancy is associated with congenital heart defects.

Echocardiography May be Unnecessary for Many Children with Supraventricular Tachycardia

The first study to examine prevalence of congenital heart disease in children and adolescents with SVT reveals that echocardiography may not be required in most cases.

Additional Research

The Heart in Neuromuscular Disease

Heart problems have been reported in nearly all the neuromuscular disorders. They are particularly common and serious in Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophies.

Adult Congenital Heart Disease Research

Faculty at Nationwide Children’s Hospital are focused on evaluating and customizing treatments for adults with congenital heart disease in order to improve clinical outcomes for these patients.

Cardiovascular Development Research

Investigators at Nationwide Children’s Hospital are focused on understanding the molecular pathways that regulate normal and abnormal heart development.

Genetics of Congenital Heart Disease Research

Faculty members at Nationwide Children’s Hospital are working to understand the genetic basis of congenital heart disease and are investigating how genetic and environmental factors play a role in the development of heart defects in children.

Surgical Palliation and Device-Based Therapies Research

The Heart Center faculty members continue to investigate new surgical treatment options and ways to improve surgical outcomes.