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First Patient moved in the APCP

First Cardiac Patient moved to Nicklaus Children's Hospital's New CICU in the APCP

10/27/2016

July patient of the month: Teegan

Once the cardiac team met with Teegan and her family, the doctors realized that this was a case unlike any they had seen before. From before birth she had been diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, and then they realized that she had a little less than half a heart and only one lung. Teegan's doctors and her parents knew she had a long road to recovery, but they were prepared to do whatever it takes to get her there.

7/12/2016

Meet Ronald Kanter, MD - The Heart Program

Ronald Kanter, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is the Director of Electrophysiology with The Heart Program.

6/8/2016

Meet Danyal Khan, MD - The Heart Program

Danyal Khan, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric cardiologist with the The Heart Program.

6/1/2016

Meet Robert Hannan, MD - The Heart Program

Robert Hannan, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric cardiovascular surgeon with The Heart Program.

5/2/2016

Meet Jason Katz, MD - The Heart Program

Jason Katz, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric cardiologist with The Heart Program and the Director of the Pediatric Cardiac Fellowship Program.

4/27/2016

Meet Redmond Burke, MD - The Heart Program

Redmond Burke, MD is the Director of Cardiovascular Surgery at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

11/13/2015

Meet John Rhodes, MD - The Heart Program

John Rhodes, MD is the Director of the Heart Program and the Adult Congenital Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

11/13/2015

Meet Juan Bolivar, MD - The Heart Program

Juan Bolivar, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital, is the Associate Director of Cardiac Critical Care Services within the Heart Program

9/25/2015

Meet Leo Lopez, MD - The Heart Program

Leo Lopez, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is the Director of Cardiac Non invasive imaging with the Heart Program.

7/28/2015

Meet Anthony Rossi, MD - The Heart Program

Anthony Rossi, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is the Director of Cardiac Critical Care with The Heart Program.

7/28/2015

Meet Enrique Oliver Aregullin-Eligio, MD - The Heart Program

Enrique Oliver Aregullin-Eligio, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric cardiologist with The Heart Program.

7/28/2015

Meet Jun Sasaki, MD - The Heart Program

Jun Sasaki, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric cardiologist with The Heart Program.

7/21/2015

Dateline: Health with Dr. Jayakar & Dr. Danyal

Dr. Parul Jayakar, Director of Pediatric Clinical Genetics and Metabolism and Dr. Khan Danyal, Pediatric Interventional Cardiologist talk about their respective programs with Fred Lippman, R. Phd, Ed. D. on his program Dateline: Health

6/30/2014

Andrew's Success Story

Andrew Lorenzen had always been a healthy, happy child, who enjoyed playing all types of sports. So, when his mom brought him to Nicklaus Children's to get a free EKG screening, neither of them believed the results would actually come back showing something was wrong with Andrew.

5/4/2014

Congenital Heart Defects - Innovations in Pediatric Healthcare

Dr. John Rhodes, Medical Director of Pediatric Cardiology Services and the Adult Congenital Heart Program, speaks about the latest techniques being used for patients with congenital heart defects--some that don't even require an incision.

2/27/2014

Anesthetic Procedures - Innovations In Pediatric Healthcare

Dr. Christopher Tirotta, Director of Cardiac Anesthesia at Miami Children's Hospital, explains the very special anesthetic procedures that are soothing both parents and children alike.

2/13/2014

Nathan's Success Story

Nathan’s mom went in for what was supposed to be a normal ultrasound and instead discovered that her son’s heart had serious complications. It has taken over 20 cardiac surgeries to get Nathan to where he is now; a healthy, happy 8-year-old in third grade. Underneath the twinkling eyes and wide grin, though, he is nothing less than a miracle child.

12/20/2013

Cardiovascular Surgery - Innovations in Pediatric Healthcare

When a child is born with a heart condition, parents are potentially faced with years of treatment and in many cases, years of of multiple surgeries to correct the condition. A new procedure introduced by Dr. Redmond Burke, Director of Cardiovascular Surgery at Miami Children's Hospital is the greatest hope for parents whose children suffer from congenital heart defects.

12/17/2013

Ava's Success Story

Ava was a healthy, energetic 2 year old until one evening, she complained of belly pain when she laid down. The next day, her mom noticed Ava was lethargic, very thirsty for water and refused to drink milk, so she took her to the pediatrician and was referred to the Nicklaus Children's Hospital Cancer Center.

11/11/2013

Gianna's Success Story

At just 4 years old, Gianna has had 3 open-heart surgeries at Miami Children's Hospital. Her parents were comforted by the incredible staff of doctors and nurses at MCH and thanks to them, Gianna will be able to live a full life.

10/13/2013

Free EKG Screening for Student Athletes

Every 3 days, the life of a young athlete is lost due to sudden cardiac death. Usually, there are no advanced signs or symptoms. But the saddest part is that it's entire preventable. A simple EKG screenig can detect herart problems before it's too late. Miami Children's Hospital is offering this invaluable test free of charge to middle and high school sports participants.

8/5/2013

Thomas's Success Story

On August 28 2011 Thomas experienced Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). He was hospitalized at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, and was put on medication. A few weeks later he had a heart cath with an ablation.

12/11/2012

Why EKG/ECG Screenings are Important

Dr. Anthony Rossi, Director of Cardiac Critical Care talks about the importance of having a heart healthy student athlete, why an EKG screening is important and how you can get a free EKG.

6/26/2012

EKG Prevents Sudden Deaths in Student Athletes

Dr. Anthony Rossi, Cardiologist at Miami Children's Hospital talks about heart related deaths in student athletes and how parents can get a free EKG screening for there child in order to prevent sudden death.

6/21/2012

Hole in Heart - Dr. Burke Answers Questions about Complex Heart Conditions

Dr. Redmond Burke, Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery at Nicklaus Children's Hospital (formerly Miami Children's Hospital), speaks about complex heart conditions on WPLG's Monday Morning House Call. Dr. Burke speaks about "holes in the heart" and other congenital heart defects. He talks about how important early exams are while women are pregnant. He also elaborates on the importance of making sure your child's heart is in good condition before playing sports.

5/3/2011

Palliation for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome - Pediatric Heart Surgery

Palliation for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS).

10/16/2008

Nathan's Heart Defect Success Story

Ethan Bortnick tells the story of how Dr. Redmon Burke and the team at Nicklaus Children's Hospital helped bring back his baby brother, Nathan, back to life. Nathan was born with a hypoplastic left heart syndrome, the most devastating heart defect a baby can have.

10/10/2008

Arterial Switch Procedure - Pediatric Heart Surgery

Redmond Burke MD, Chief of Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery at Nicklaus Children's Hospital demonstrates the operative technique and recovery after neonatal repair of Transposition of the Great Arteries.

10/6/2008

Aortic Stenosis - Ross Konno Procedure with Aortic Arch Reconstruction

Dr. Redmond Burke from the Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital dicusses Ross Konno procedure with Aortic Arch Reconstruction. 

9/2/2008

Fontan Procedure with Hybrid Pulmonary Artery Stent - Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS)

Dr. Redmond Burke from the Heart Program performed Fontan procedure with Hybrud Pulmonary Artery Stent - Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS).

8/29/2008

Vascular Ring - Pediatric Medicine - Pediatric Heart Surgery

Dr. Redmond Burke from the Heart Program performed the surgery to treat Vasculor Rings. 

8/22/2008

Patent Ductus Arteriusus (PDA) performed on Premature Baby

Paten Ductus Arteriusus (PDA) performed on premature baby.

8/22/2008

Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) Surgical Repair

Nine-month old boyreceveid Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) surgical repair.

8/20/2008


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EKG Screening Event at Mary Collins Community Center

Congratulations to the Nicklaus Children's Hospital Cardiac Team for providing free EKG screenings.

02/16/2017

The International Society for Nomenclature of Paediatric and Congenital Heart Disease's Annual Meeting

Congratulations to Heart Program physicians, Leo Lopez & Kristine Guleserian, on hosting the International Society for Nomenclature of Paediatric and Congenital Heart Disease's Annual Meeting.

01/11/2017

Free Heart Screening Event

The Jessica Clinton MVP Foundation hosted a free heart screening event on Saturday at the Florida Department of Health in Port St. Lucie. The Heart Program's own Dr. David Drossner supported this event as a pediatric heart expert.

11/23/2016

EKG Screening at St. Brendan Elementary School

This week the Nicklaus Children's Hospital Cardiac Team in conjunction with The Breanna Vergara Foundation held a free EKG screening event at St Brendan Elementary School. Over 200 students from grades 4-8 were screened.

11/21/2016

Dr. Marisa Azaret Nominated for Sentinel Award

Dr. Marisa Azaret has been nominated, along with her production team for a 2016 Sentinel Award. She is among fourteen finalists from across the U.S. nominated for a 2016 Sentinel Award.

08/26/2016

EKG Screening Event at Miami Dancity School

Nicklaus Children’s Heart Program, in conjunction with @theBreannaVergaraFoundation, recently hosted an EKG4Bre free screening event at Miami Dancity School to help identify dancers at risk for heart anomalies that can lead to sudden cardiac death (SCD).

06/20/2016

The Legacy of Dr. Richard Zakheim Honored at Street Dedication Ceremony

Southwest 60th Court between southwest 30th street to southwest 33rd street has been designated "Dr. Richard Zakheim Way"

04/29/2016

Heart Program Patient Reunion 2016

It was a "heartfelt" reunion for dozens of pediatric cardiac patients and their families who celebrated with the doctors, nurses and care teams that treated them. 

02/24/2016

The Heart Program's hosts Pediatric Echocardiography Synopsium

On Saturday, November 14th, The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, hosted the "All Florida Pediatric Echo Symposium". 

12/02/2015

The Nicklaus Children's Hospital Heart Program Hosts First 'Patient and Family Education Day'

NCH holds its first Patient and Family Education Day for families of children with congenital heart defects (CHD).

11/19/2014

Athletes from Belen Jesuit Preparatory School Receive Free EKG Screenings at Miami Children's Hospital

Athletes from Belen Jesuit Preparatory School Receive Free EKG Screenings at Miami Children's Hospital.

10/14/2014


Related Press Releases

Nicklaus Children's Becomes First Pediatric Facility in Southeast- and Second in the World- To Use GPS-Like Technology During Cardiac Procedures

The MediGuide technology may be used to aid a physician in navigating delivery tools and catheters in the cardiac anatomy during implantable device procedures, such as cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) cases, which helps restore a patient’s heart rhythm back to normal and protects against sudden cardiac death for CRT device patients

01/16/2017

Renowned Heart Surgeon Kristine J. Guleserian, MD, Joins The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital welcomes world-renowned congenital heart surgeon, Kristine J. Guleserian, MD, to The Heart Program. Dr. Guleserian supports The Heart Program’s robust congenital heart surgery offerings.

01/04/2017

Nicklaus Children's Moves Patients into its New Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion

The Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion, a six-story, state-of-the-art bed tower now houses the hospital's three intensive care units, the neurology-neurosurgery unit and a cardiac intensive care unit, among other enhancements.

10/26/2016

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Pediatric Specialty Services Again Ranked Among the Best in the Nation

Eight subspecialty programs of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, part of Miami Children’s Health System, are again ranked among the best in the nation, according to U.S.News & World Report’s 2016-17 “Best Children’s Hospitals” rankings, posted online today. 

06/21/2016

All Three Nicklaus Children's Intensive Care Units Recognized with Gold Beacon Awards

National three-year awards recognize exceptional patient care and a healthy work environment.

05/10/2016

Nicklaus Children's Opens Subspecialty Clinic in Aventura

The Nicklaus Children's Aventura Care Center is the newest ambulatory location, offering consultations with pediatric subspecialists and diagnostic services.

03/16/2016

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Heart Program Hosts National Conference on 'Sudden Death in the Young'

Pediatric cardiologists from throughout North America will focus on identification and treatment of Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome and medical conditions that can lead to sudden cardiac death in children and teens.

02/22/2016

Sixty-one Physicians on Nicklaus Children's Hospital Medical Staff Make Prestigious 2015-2016 Best Doctors in America® List

Only five percent of doctors in America earn this prestigious honor, decided by impartial peer review. 
 

11/24/2015

Nicklaus Children's Hospital hosts "Evolution or Revolution? Disruptive Thinking and Innovation in Pediatric Heart Disease" Medical Conference

The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's will host a Medical Conference on technology and innovation in the treatment of pediatric heart disease.



11/16/2015

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Pediatric Specialty Services Again Ranked Among the Best in the Nation

According to U.S.News & World Report’s 2015-16 “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” rankings, seven subspecialty programs of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, part of Miami Children’s Health System, are once again ranked among the best in the nation.

06/09/2015

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Acquires 3D Printer to Support Pediatric Surgical Planning and Research

The hospital’s use of 3D printing technology has proven to be instrumental in creating surgical solutions for children with complex congenital heart defects, who had been considered to be inoperable using conventional imaging techniques.

05/27/2015

The Heart Program Welcomes Gil Wernovsky, MD, FAAP, FACC to the Medical Staff at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

The Heart Program Welcomes Gil Wernovsky, MD, FAAP, FACC to the Medical Staff at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

12/03/2013

Miami Children's Hospital Recognized as Optum Center of Excellence for 2013

As a member of the Centers of Excellence network, Miami Children's Hospital is recognized for having met or exceeded rigorous performance standards and quality guidelines.

11/08/2013

The Heart Program Posts Real-Time Congenital Heart Surgical Results Online

The Heart Program at MCH has linked its cardiac surgical outcomes data with the hospital’s new electronic medical record and the CardioAccess Centripitus database and dynamically linked these results to the hospital’s website in real-time.

10/07/2013

Miami Children's Heart Program First in Nation to Integrate Data System with National Registry Databases

The Heart Program at Miami Children’s Hospital (MCH) – already world renowned for IT leadership in the care of children with congenital heart disease – became the first program in the world to integrate its Electronic Medical Record (EMR) with the three North American registry databases for congenital heart disease.

07/08/2013

Miami Children's Heart Program Designated an Aetna Institute of Quality®

Miami Children’s Hospital has been designated an Aetna Institute of Quality® Cardiac Care Facility for comprehensive heart and vascular treatment.

06/07/2013

New Technology offers Hope for Children Born with Heart Defects

Use of CorMatrix extracellular matrix material provides new options for cardiac care.

02/24/2013

Miami Children’s Offers Free Teen Athlete Heart Screenings Aimed at Preventing Sudden Cardiac Death

​Miami Children’s Hospital is offering free electrocardiograms (ECGs or EKGs) to middle and high school athletes in an effort to identify those at risk of sudden cardiac death and prevent  tragedy. 

11/14/2011

Telemedicine Brings Congenital Heart Institute’s Unique Cardiac MRI Expertise Daily to Patients in Orlando

Pediatric and adult congenital heart patients in Orlando are benefiting from a new telemedicine connection that is making cardiac MRI services more accessible to patients.

06/02/2010

Medtronic Announces First U.S. Implant of Its Melody Transcatheter Valve for Patients with Congenital Heart Disease

Medtronic, Inc. announced today the first U.S. patient implant in a feasibility study to evaluate the use of the Medtronic Melody™ Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve and Ensemble™ Transcatheter Delivery System to treat patients requiring congenital pulmonary heart valve replacement.

02/19/2007

Congenital Heart Institute at Miami Children's Hospital Offers First Patient-Accessible Electronic Medical Record

Miami Children’s Hospital has become one of the first healthcare programs in the nation to offer patient families access to an electronic medical record, providing a secure source of detailed information that families can refer to and make available in the future to physicians who become involved in their child’s care. 

08/31/2006

Miami Children's Hospital Begins Research Study of Promising ON-Q Post-Surgical Pain Relief Device, New for Pediatric Patients

​Research to test the efficacy of ON-Q's continuous surgical-cite pain relief for pediatric patients undergoing cardiac surgery, the goal is to help patients get out of the hospital and return to their normal lives faster.

02/17/2004


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