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Research & Innovation | Overview

In 1938, Boston Children’s Hospital performed the first surgical repair of a congenital heart defect (CHD). The surgical treatment of a patent ductus arteriosus in a 7-year-old girl made international headlines but it also sparked a mission that continues to this day at the Benderson Family Heart Center: advancing the complex science that underlies the treatment of children and adults with congenital and pediatric acquired heart disease. Through research and innovation, we create new technologies and develop new surgical and non-surgical techniques so that we can best diagnose and care for patients.

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