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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.
When patients come to Boston Children’s with severe forms of congenital heart valve disease, it is critically important for us to create an accurate “roadmap” to determine what kind of treatment is needed. To guide us, cardiologists and surgeons from Boston Children’s have been working with our colleagues in industry to develop the methods and techniques that provide the most “real-life” in-depth view of heart valves. While the results of these efforts continue to evolve, our patients are already benefiting from these advanced imaging techniques
“Our imaging center is unique in the application of three-dimensional echocardiographic imaging of the diseased valve to guide surgical planning, and to evaluate the success of the surgical repair. In conjunction with advances in imaging processing developed at our center, three-dimensional echocardiography is used for clinical research studies to develop improved strategies of surgical repair, and to evaluate both short and long term outcomes.”
Gerald Marx, MD
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