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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 catheterization laboratory at Boston Children's Hospital has a long history of developing non-surgical ways of treating children with heart disease. We have developed and perfected catheterization procedures that can be used for treatment of unusual and complicated diseases as well as simple diseases.
On average, referring cardiologists request 300 second opinions regarding interventional catheterization from Boston Children's cardiologists each year. While many of these patients may never be treated directly by Boston Children’s Hospital cardiologists, we review all of their cases promptly, and free of charge. And if families request a visit with us, we gladly see them as well.
This approach, which we’ve used for more than 20 years, allows referring cardiologists and families to benefit from the extensive experience of our cardiac catheterization staff, and also improves our understanding of unusual forms of congenital and acquired heart disease.
The catheterization team is working with other members of the Heart Center to improve the available treatments for some very difficult and rare diseases. Specific examples include:
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.”