Follow-up care for kids with single ventricle anomalies and adults with Fontan circulation

Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, has opened its Fontan Clinic to provide follow-up care to children and adults who have undergone the third of a three-surgery series to treat […]

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Preoperative oral feeding may improve outcomes for single-ventricle anomaly infants

In babies with single-ventricle anomalies, triggering their oral feeding motor skills in the first hours or days of life before their first surgery may reduce dependence on feeding tubes and lead to better outcomes. “Preoperative […]

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Specialized infectious diseases care for kids who need organ transplants

Victoria A. Statler, M.D., M.S., offers specialized care in a relatively new field: pediatric transplant infectious diseases. Dr. Statler, a pediatric infectious diseases specialist with Norton Children’s Infectious Diseases, affiliated with the UofL School of […]

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A new intervention for fetal aortic stenosis and severe mitral regurgitation

A pioneering intervention to treat the typically fatal combination of fetal mitral dysplasia syndrome (which consists of critical aortic stenosis, severe mitral regurgitation and massively enlarged, dysfunctional left ventricle) is showing positive results at Norton […]

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Monitoring of children at home between heart surgeries provides early warning

When parents take their babies home in between surgeries for a serious and complex heart condition, they also are leaving with a specially equipped iPad to send critical data through a connection to Norton Children’s […]

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Neurocognitive deficits in adult congenital heart disease patients

Individuals with mild-to-moderate adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) had poorer neurocognitive performance, most significantly in tests of alphanumeric trail-making, in a recent study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Deficits in alphanumeric […]

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Preventing and treating infection in vulnerable pediatric transplant patients

As infectious diseases pose a greater risk for pediatric transplant patients than other kids, Victoria A. Statler, M.D., will follow up with her patients for years to help protect them from infection, and if they […]

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Promising new treatments for diabetes-associated heart disease warrant study

Several potential treatments for diabetes-associated cardiovascular disease have shown promising results in preclinical animal studies and warrant randomized clinical trials to validate their effectiveness, according to a recent study published in Nature Reviews Cardiology. The […]

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Integration brings closer alignment of UofL pediatric cardiologists with Norton Children’s Heart Institute

The affiliation between Norton Healthcare, UofL Physicians – Pediatrics and the University of Louisville School of Medicine makes it easier for children and their families to access comprehensive heart care connected to the Norton Children’s […]

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Interstage support for single ventricle anomaly families improves outcomes

Caring for children born with single ventricle anomalies can be challenging and stressful for families. Before these children go home for the first time, Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, […]

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Norton Children’s Heart Institute expands adult congenital team

Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, continues to expand its adult congenital heart disease program to meet the needs of children whose congenital heart conditions require ongoing care in adulthood. […]

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Young actor receives groundbreaking aortic valve repair

In the theater world, there are two basic rules: Don’t say “Macbeth” in a theater, and the show must go on. But what if you’ve gone in for your annual heart checkup and learned you […]

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