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The Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic at Boston Children's Hospital Heart Center - part of the #1 ranked Heart Center - was one of the first of its kind. Created in 1991 by Ronald Lacro, MD, a pediatric cardiologist and clinical geneticist, the clinic has expanded to its current core staff of eight professionals, including pediatric and adult cardiologists, clinical geneticists, a genetic counselor, a nurse practitioner and a nurse.
This is a multidisciplinary clinic that provides carefully coordinated multi-specialty care, serving the multiple needs of individuals and families with a variety of cardiac and genetic conditions. In addition to a full staff of cardiologists and geneticists, we partner with a network of other subspecialists, including but not limited to general surgeons, ophthalmologists, orthopedic surgeons, behavioral pediatricians, educational specialists and mental health providers.
The Cardiovascular Genetics program provides innovative clinical care, education and research. Patients and families have access to the latest diagnostic modalities and innovative therapies in cardiology, genetics and related subspecialties. Educational opportunities are available for medical trainees as well as patients and families.
The clinic provides family-focused care, addressing the full range of cardiac and genetic services, from the prenatal period to adulthood.
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.
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