The Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital combines all clinical and research disciplines under one umbrella to meet our mission: to improve outcomes by discovering the causes of heart disease and develop novel therapies for our patients, focusing on each as an individual and providing the state-of-the-art care that all patients deserve, regardless of age. We support the mission of Nationwide Children’s to provide our services in a safe environment focused on family-centered care.
The Cardiothoracic Surgery Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is dedicated to the treatment of all patients, from fetus to adulthood, with congenital heart defects ranging from the most straightforward to the extremely complex. As part of The Heart Center, we offer a comprehensive approach to heart care that is based on a multidisciplinary team model, which enables our team to constantly monitor quality of care and patient safety preand post-surgery to assure the best possible outcomes.
Occurrence and Cost of Infections After Heart Transplant
Recently, a study using the Pediatric Health Information System (PHIS) database found that one in six pediatric solid organ transplant recipients were hospitalized with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) or vaccine-preventable illness in the first five years after transplant. Within this study, heart transplant recipients were at increased risk of hospitalization compared to other organ recipients.
The Cardiology Fellowship offers state-of-the-art, innovative care of pediatric and adult congenital patients, including clinical, translational and basic science research while working directly with leading faculty physicians.
At Nationwide Children’s Hospital, we’re not just committed to transforming our organization.
We’re dedicated to transforming child health care for every family, even if they never step foot on our campus. We’re doing this through perseverance, commitment and an unwavering faith in our team’s ability to achieve the high bar set in our most audacious strategic plan yet.
With One Team and One Focus – Leading the Best Outcomes for Children Everywhere – we are proud to be Nationwide Children's Hospital.
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