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Published on: 02/02/2012
“Brenna was diagnosed with a moderate sized VSD before she was born. When she was about one day old our cardiologist decided surgery would be needed to fix this hole in her heart. At six months old she was finally big enough to undergo the VSD repair.
May 17th 2010, Dr. Burke performed her surgery only to find it a bit more complicated than was planned. A valve had to be moved to make way for the patch he needed to place. After surgery she required an external pacemaker to keep her heart rate normal. This fixed itself in about a day and a half but four months later her heart rate dropped to thirty six and she was transported back to Nicklaus Children's Hospital. This time we meet with Dr. Hannan and Dr. Burke and decided the best thing for her was to place a permanent pacemaker.
She is now doing fantastic and is a very happy and active one and a half year old. She is adventurous and so strong. We are so fortunate to have been placed in the hands of such an amazing team of doctors and nurses. We will forever be grateful for the care our daughter has received from this great hospital. We can't find the words to thank you enough.”
Shanae - Jupiter, Florida
Jarel was born healthy, according to the doctors, but in the days following his birth, Maria Lourdes and her husband began having concerns about Jarel’s breathing. His respiration was rapid and he seemed to have trouble breathing.
After a completely normal pregnancy in Nicaragua, Juan Diego was born with blue skin and shortness of breath. He was immediately diagnosed with a congenital heart disease and given a 50% chance of life if mom and dad didn’t seek treatment. Check out how far Juan Diego has come with the help of the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Heart Program!
Over the last two years, Theodore “Tad” Hartrick has spent months at a time at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. Like Tad, there are many children in the state and in the nation who rely on access to pediatric care and Medicaid funding. Here is a message from the Hartrick family in support of this year’s Speak Now For Kids Family Advocacy Week campaign.
The Heart Program now offers the recently FDA-approved Amplatzer Piccolo™ Occluder to close PDAs in very premature babies in the Cath Lab. This self-expanding, wire mesh device is designed specifically to fit within the PDA of very low weight preemies with little risk of interference with adjacent structures.
Children with congenital heart defects may require special precautions before dental cleanings and treatment.
June 18, 2020 – Dr. Robert Hanfland, congenital heart surgeon, has joined The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.
June 16, 2020 – Five Nicklaus Children’s Hospital specialty programs are again identified among the best in the nation, according to U.S.News & World Report’s 2020-21 “Best Children’s Hospitals” rankings, posted online today.