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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Advancing knowledge and providing advanced care through clinical research

Recent Norton Children’s Heart Institute publications Read more at PubMed  

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Norton Children’s Heart Institute earns accreditation from the Adult Congenital Heart Association

The only accredited program in Kentucky and Indiana, Norton Children’s Heart Institute is recognized for collaborative work to treat adults and children living with lifelong congenital heart disease. In recognition of its expertise in serving […]

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Soham Dasgupta, M.D., joins Norton Children’s Heart Institute

Soham Dasgupta, M.D., has joined Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, as a pediatric cardiologist specializing in pediatric electrophysiology. Dr. Dasgupta completed his initial medical training at the Calcutta National [...]

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Pediatric aortic and mitral valve repair versus replacement

Repairing the aortic and mitral valves of children is not as common as replacement with mechanical or tissue valves, but it has distinct advantages. If we can keep the child’s own tissue and have good […]

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Focusing quality pediatric heart care on what can be done better

Traditionally, quality improvement for surgeons focuses on cases that did not go as planned. These cases are dissected at weekly morbidity and mortality meetings. A little more than a year ago, Norton Children’s Heart Institute, […]

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Pediatric HeartCare Partners joins Norton Children’s Heart Institute

Roddy D. McDowell, M.D., and Delwyn E. McOmber, M.D., are making their Pediatric HeartCare Partners practice a part of Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine. In addition to adding two […]

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Pediatric heart case study: Piccolo device closes PDA in 26 weeks’ gestation neonate

The patient A girl born at 26 weeks’ gestation due to premature labor and prolonged premature rupture of membranes. At birth she weighing 891 grams. The mother received appropriate dose of steroids prior to giving [...]

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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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