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Today it's been 5 years since my son Matthew's A.V. Canal repair. I remember the nurses: Shannon, Jaime, and Patrick....They were so good with Matthew and with my husband and I.
If it wasn't for Children's Hospital and the Cardiac wing he wouldn't be here. Thank you all for what you have done for us and giving him a chance to grow in front of our eyes! Thank you Dr. Mah, Dr. Baird, and Dr. de Ferranti we owe you the world.
5 years ago today, I placed my one week old son in Dr. Emani's hands to repair his COA. I remember it like it was yesterday, and I'm thankful every day for the care we received at the Heart Center at Boston Children's Hospital.
1 year ago today Dr Baird performed open heart surgery on Cayman. It did NOT slow him down. Today his heart is as good as new and he barely even has a scar. Thank you Dr Baird and everyone on the cardiac floor at Boston Children's Hospital.
Two years ago today we were at Boston Children's Hospital and our daughter, Emily, was having an aortic stent placed. We were told it would have to be replaced by the time she turned 2 (which was last June) but its still in place and working beautifully. We thank God every day for the amazing work of Dr. Gerald Marx and Dr. James Lock.
This weekend we celebrated our beautiful daughter, Mikayla's 1st birthday and that’s thanks to the amazing surgeons and staff on the 8th floor!! Mikayla was born with a rare diagnosis of Pentalogy of Cantrell which included several heart defects.
Wall Street Journal
July 23, 2013
At Boston Children's Hospital, doctors are beginning to see the fruits of a 10-year effort to use biology instead of new technology to help children born with the condition, called hypoplastic left heart syndrome, grow a second ventricle. Among 34 patients treated so far, 13 are now living with two working ventricles, according to Sitaram Emani, the surgeon heading the effort. Read more.
This morning the Wall Street Journal’s Ron Winslow published a story, “Advances that Regrow Babies’ Hearts,” featuring work by Boston Children’s Hospital cardiac surgeon Sitaram Emani, MD, on new ways of treating hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS).
Emani sat down with Vector last year to talk about HLHS and the new approach, staged left ventricle recruitment, featured in today’s WSJ story. Here is that interview.
“Tricuspid regurgitation or Ebsteinoid dysplasia of the tricuspid valve in congenitally corrected transposition: is valvuloplasty necessary at anatomic repair?" Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery | February 2014
“Biventricular conversion after single ventricle palliation in patients with small left heart structures: short-term outcomes” Annals of Thoracic Surgery | October 2013
“Impact of age and duration of banding on left ventricular preparation before anatomic repair for congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries” Annals of Thoracic Surgery | August 2013
“Biventricular conversion after single-ventricle palliation in unbalanced atrioventricular canal defects” Annals of Thoracic Surgery | June 2013
"Staged left ventricular recruitment after single-ventricle palliation in patients with borderline left heart hypoplasia." Annals of Thoracic Surgery | October 2012
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