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Free EKGs Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death in Young Athletes

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

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


Latest Press Releases

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

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

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 (MCH )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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