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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Single ventricle anomalies: What your patients’ families can expect

Single ventricle anomalies account for more than 10% of congenital heart defects. Each defect poses a complex surgical and medical challenge, with the initial surgery tailored to the specific anatomy and physiology, according to Bahaaldin […]

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The long-term heart risks of Kawasaki disease in children

The inflamed blood vessels that can accompany Kawasaki disease in children can give rise to a variety of heart issues that make it the leading cause of acquired heart disease in children. Fortunately, cardiovascular health […]

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Taking pediatric cardiology to the patient

Pediatric cardiologist Lisa R. Klein, M.D., travels every week to outreach clinics, bringing almost 30 years of experience to rural Kentucky. “I love interacting with the patients and their parents, teaching them about their heart […]

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2 years after emergency heart surgery when he was born, Trent is happy and energetic

Trent Robinson was rushed to Norton Children’s Hospital by ambulance from a nearby hospital just after being delivered by emergency cesarean section in March 2018. “He was turning blue. I got to see him for […]

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Highly trained professionals give care in the Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

By Deanna R. Todd Tzanetos, M.D. The Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) at Norton Children’s Hospital is staffed by a dedicated team of highly trained and specialized professionals. Each morning a multidisciplinary team […]

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As part of PC4, Norton Children’s Heart Institute shares and learns among the best

Michael D. Ruppe, M.D. Norton Children’s Hospital is a member of the Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium (PC4), focused on collaborative quality improvement in the delivery of care to patients with critical pediatric and congenital […]

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Support for families at Norton Children’s Heart Institute and at home

Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, offers an umbrella of patient support to help children and families during their hospital stay and after they transition home. A multidisciplinary team including […]

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Provider update: Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) [Video]

Leading pediatric physicians with Norton Children’s presented an update Tuesday, May 19, on COVID-19 and multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children. The panel discussion provided the latest updates and answered questions. The moderator was Mark J. […]

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First-class care after the cardiac intensive care unit

Even after children no longer need care in the Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) at Norton Children’s Hospital, they continue to be followed by the multidisciplinary team at Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated […]

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Erle H. Austin III, M.D., reflects on Norton Children’s Heart Institute growth

By Erica Coghill The newly opened Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) at Norton Children’s Hospital was made possible by gifts to the Norton Children’s Hospital Foundation and is specifically for cardiac patients. It […]

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