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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.
Our mission is to continuously improve the treatment of children with congenital heart disease and other heart conditions and to advance the complex science that underlies these treatments. One way we’re doing this is through better imaging.
In the past, our cardiac surgeons would open the heart up and do whatever we could in a short space of time allowed for the operation. Now, with innovative 3-dimensional imaging, we can get a much better view of what is going on—before putting the child through surgery. Three-dimensional imaging has changed our approach enormously, and it allows us to tackle the most complicated problems with the best outcomes.
Echocardiography (echo) is a procedure used to assess the heart's structures and function. Each year, specialists in our division of Non-Invasive Cardiology perform and interpret more than 20,000 echocardiograms to evaluate patients who are at risk for congenital and/or acquired heart disease.
The cardiovascular MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) program at Boston Children's Hospital is among the largest, most advanced programs in the country.
Each year, we perform and interpret more than 1,000 cardiovascular MRI examinations in patients of all ages, with a wide variety of heart disease. Over the past several years, the number of cardiac MRI examinations at Children's has greatly increased as the diagnostic capabilities of MRI have expanded.
The computer technology for speedy, high-quality, 3-dimensional clinical imaging did not exist a few years ago. Computer engineers from Harvard, Boston University and Phillips Medical Systems helped us get there. And, eventually, it was the gaming industry—particularly In Vidia—that helped us use their equipment in novel ways and come up with the clinical solution we needed.
The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”