Metabolic syndrome criteria, risk factors and implications for cardiovascular disease

The criteria for metabolic syndrome include five factors with varying benchmarks for children and adults. Three out of five of the following criteria are necessary for a diagnosis of metabolic syndrome in children: Abdominal obesity, […]

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Case study: MIS-C patient with complications seeks return to sports

The patient A young adolescent male who participates in competitive football and basketball and with history of recent COVID-19 infection was admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit at Norton Children’s Hospital. The initial workup […]

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Don’t overlook child blood pressure readings

Providers are seeing younger children with higher blood pressure, making it more important than ever to monitor levels and ensure parents are aware of the effects on their child’s overall health. “Blood pressure measurements must […]

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When to refer a pediatric patient to preventive cardiology

Children with a high cholesterol panel or three consecutive elevated blood pressure readings should be referred to a cardiologist for preventive cardiology, and there is a list of additional criteria that primary care providers can […]

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A child’s pediatrician is part of the team for post -transplant heart care

When a pediatric heart transplant patient is well into postoperative recovery, their home pediatrician becomes a closer member of the transplant team with Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine. Months [...]

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Growth, more sophisticated care mark 2021 at Norton Children’s Heart Institute

This has been a momentous year for Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine. We’re completing our first full year officially integrated with the former UofL Pediatrics – Cardiology practice, which […]

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Cardiologist aims to prevent and treat acquired heart disease in children

Preventive cardiologist Amy E. DiPietro, M.D., is joining Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, as part of an expanded effort to arrest and prevent acquired heart disease in children. Dr. […]

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Asymptomatic pediatric cardiomyopathy makes family history important

Pediatric cardiomyopathy is progressive and may be asymptomatic up to sudden death, making family history an important tool in deciding when to refer patients, according to a cardiologist at Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with […]

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Delwyn E. McOmber, M.D., joins Norton Children’s Heart Institute

Pediatric cardiologist Delwyn E. McOmber, M.D., has joined Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, as part of the Pediatric HeartCare Partners integration with Norton Children’s. In addition to practicing pediatric […]

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Minimally invasive PDA repair allows faster extubation of micro-preemies

Until recently, patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) repair in premature infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) required an involved surgical procedure. The surgeon would enter from the side, collapse the lung, find and ligate […]

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Dysplastic pulmonary valve complicates HLHS palliation

The patient Newborn with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) with a dysplastic pulmonary valve and progressive pulmonary valve stenosis The challenge The dysplastic pulmonary valve makes it unsuitable to proceed with the typical first stage […]

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Norton Children’s Heart Institute’s coordinated care for patients and families

For families expecting babies with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and other congenital heart defects and heart conditions, planning the road ahead at Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, starts before […]

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