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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.
The Boston Children's Hospital Heart Center’s Congenital Heart Valve Program - part of the #1 ranked Heart Center - is dedicated to the care of children and adults with congenital heart defects that involve absent or poorly functioning heart valves.
Our care is driven by our research. To offer new and improved treatments to our patients, our scientists investigate many aspects of the heart and the conditions that affect it.
Christopher Baird, MD, leads the Congenital Heart Valve Program at Boston Children's Hospital.
“We have a particular interest in understanding the intricate details and structure of congenitally malformed heart valves in order to facilitate our ability to repair rather than replace diseased heart valves.”
Christopher W. Baird, MD
Director, Congenital Heart Valve Center
Our cardiologists and surgeons have a strong record of excellence in caring for patients with heart valve disease. We focus on surgical valve repair rather than replacement, and whenever possible we take the most minimally invasive approach to treatment.
Number of heart valve procedures performed at Boston Children's Hospital.
Read more about the latest research and developments in Congenital Heart Valve surgeries and management under the publications tab.
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We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”