Heart Program News

Cardiac surgery patients reunite for celebration

The annual Heart Program Patient and Family Reunion gives patients and caregivers the chance to reunite outside the clinical setting. A big thank you to all of our heart warriors for attending each year!

¿Puede su bebé tener un trastorno cardíaco que no se le ha detectado?

Ocho de cada 1,000 bebés nace con un defecto o trastorno cardíaco. Estas afecciones no pueden identificarse durante los exámenes de detección típicos de un recién nacido. Los padres deben estar al tanto de cuáles son las señales tempranas, los exámenes de detección y las opciones de tratamiento para los bebés que nacen con afecciones cardíacas congénitas.

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Selects Dicom Systems, WinguMD for Enterprise Mobile Clinical Collaboration Platform

In order to better integrate clinical communications over mobile, Nicklaus Children's sought to implement a secure, centralized platform to capture and share clinical photos inside their EHR. WinguMD provided sharing and indexing of serial clinical photos across care teams as well as comparison with pathology, wound care and other imaging. Unifier by Dicom Systems served as the integration engine for workflow and interoperability.

La nueva opción de anestesia ayuda a los pacientes cardíacos a recuperarse más rápido y con menos dolor

En esta noticia, la Dra. Kristine Guleserian, renombrada cirujana cardíaca, habla sobre Exparel. Exparel es una nueva opción de anestesia que ayuda a los pacientes cardíacos a recuperarse más rápido y con menos dolor después de la cirugía cardíaca. Jessica García, de 13 años de edad, nacida con un VSD (defecto cardíaco congénito) fue la primera paciente pediátrica en usar este tratamiento.

Renowned Congenital Heart Surgeon, Dr. Kristine J. Guleserian, Honored with the 2018 AGBU New England District’s Global Excellence Award

Renowned congenital heart surgeon, Dr. Kristine J. Guleserian of the Nicklaus Children’s Heart Program was honored with the 2018 AGBU New England District’s Global Excellence Award for her achievements and work in congenital heart surgery and heart transplantation in Dallas, Miami and throughout the world.

El Programa Cardíaco del Nicklaus Children’s Hospital se une a la CNOC

El Programa Cardíaco del Nicklaus Children’s Hospital es ahora miembro de la CNOC (Colaboración para el resultado del desarrollo neurológico cardíaco).

Duchenne Regional Family Summit

CureDuchenne Cares and The Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Brain Institute hosted a free educational and social event for Duchenne family and caregivers. Attendees were able to learn about important DMD care topics, share their practical advice and connect with other families.

¿Cómo prevenir la hipertensión en los niños?

La Dra. Yadira L. Martinez-Fernandez, pediatra y directora del Programa Cardíaco en Nicklaus Children's Hospital, da algunos consejos para prevenir la hipertensión el los niños. Los niveles con los que se mide la presión arterial en EE.UU. cambian por primera vez en 14 años y ahora hay más personas que padecen hipertensión, incluyendo a niños. Aquí algunos consejos para prevenir la enfermedad.

Cada 3 días muere un joven de un ataque al corazón mientras realiza un deporte, según estudio

La investigación busca que mediante una prueba médica como un electrocardiograma se pueda salvar la vida de varios niños y adolescentes en Estados Unidos. La Doctora Yadira L. Martinez-Fernandez, pediatra y directora de Cardiología para pacientes ambulatorios en Nicklaus Children’s Hospital habla acerca de las causas de una muerte cardiaca súbita durante la realización de un deporte y de cómo evitar esta mediante una prueba médica como un electrocardiograma (EKG).

Nicklaus Children’s Opens Subspecialty Care Center in Boynton Beach

The Boynton Beach Care Center is the newest Nicklaus Children’s care location and offers a range of services for children from birth through 21 years of age.

Infants airlifted to Nicklaus Children's Hospital from Puerto Rico after hurricane

It was a race against time to save three critical babies, all of whom would have died in Puerto Rico if they didn't get the surgeries that they needed at Nicklaus Children's Hospital in Miami.

Teenager urges parents to get EKG testing for children who play sports

A South Florida teenager went for a simple EKG test at Nicklaus Children's Hospital when he was diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, also known as WPW.

Descubre como saber si tu hijo tiene problemas cardíacos

Un especialista en cardiologia pediátrica nos explica los problemas del corazón más comunes en los niños, cómo darse cuenta y cómo evitarlos. El Dr. Juan Bolivar, nuestro director asociado de la unidad de cuidado intensivo cardiaco, nos informa sobre los problemas del corazon en los ninos y lo importante que es un examen de electrocardiograma en este segmento de Un Nuevo Día Telemundo.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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"

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. 

The Heart Program's hosts Pediatric Echocardiography Symposium

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

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).

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.


Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Recognized for Excellence in Patient Care

diciembre 28, 2017 – Nicklaus Children’s has more inpatient units recognized with Beacon Awards than any other children’s hospital in the nation.

Patients Medically Evacuated from Puerto Rico to Nicklaus Children's Hospital After Hurricane Maria

octubre 02, 2017 – A week after Hurricane Maria devastated the Island of Puerto Rico as a category five storm, three patients awaiting complex heart surgeries were evacuated for medical reasons from University Children's Hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico to Nicklaus Children’s for critical care.

El Nicklaus Children's se convierte en la primera institución pediátrica en el sudeste de EEUU y en la segunda en el mundo en usar tecnología tipo GPS durante procedimientos cardiacos

enero 16, 2017 – La tecnología MediGuide puede ser usada para asistir al médico en la navegación de las herramientas de implante y de los catéteres en la anatomía cardiaca, durante implantes de dispositivos, en casos tales como la Terapia de Resincronización del Ritmo (CRT, por sus siglas en inglés), la cual ayuda a restablecer el ritmo del corazón del paciente retornándolo a la normalidad y protegiendo a los pacientes con dispositivos para la CRT contra la muerte súbita.

La reconocida cirujana del corazón Dra. Kristine J. Guleserian se une al Programa Cardíaco del Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

enero 04, 2017 – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital da la bienvenida a la mundialmente reconocida Dra. Kristine J. Guleserian, especialista en cirugía correctiva para defectos cardiacos congénitos. La Dra. Guleserian apoya las robustas ofertas de cirugía cardiaca congénita del Programa Cardíaco de Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

Gran Apertura del Pabellón de Cuidado Pediátrico Avanzado

octubre 26, 2016 – Un hito importante para nuestra organización: el pabellón de cuidado pediátrico avanzado (APCP por sus siglas en ingles) en el Nicklaus Children’s Hospital es una torre de seis pisos y 213,000 pies cuadrados que alberga los cuidados críticos del hospital y un ambiente con mayor atención para la población pediátrica. De las 289 camas del hospital, 189 están ubicadas ahora en la nueva torre.

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

junio 21, 2016 – 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. 

Las tres unidades de Cuidado Intensivo del Nicklaus Children’s Hospital son reconocidas con el Premio Beacon a la Excelencia

mayo 10, 2016 – Por tres años consecutivos, los premios reconocen atención excepcional al paciente y un entorno de trabajo saludable

Nicklaus Children’s abre clínica de subespecialidad en Aventura

marzo 16, 2016 – El centro de atención de Aventura de Nicklaus Children’s es la más reciente ubicación ambulatoria y ofrece consultas con subespecialistas pediátricos y servicios de diagnóstico.

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

febrero 22, 2016 – 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.

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

noviembre 24, 2015 – Only five percent of doctors in America earn this prestigious honor, decided by impartial peer review. 
 

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

noviembre 16, 2015

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


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

junio 09, 2015 – 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.

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

mayo 27, 2015 – 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.

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

diciembre 03, 2013 – The Heart Program Welcomes Gil Wernovsky, MD, FAAP, FACC to the Medical Staff at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

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

noviembre 08, 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.

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

octubre 07, 2013 – 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.

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

junio 07, 2013 – Miami Children’s Hospital has been designated an Aetna Institute of Quality® Cardiac Care Facility for comprehensive heart and vascular treatment.

New Technology offers Hope for Children Born with Heart Defects

febrero 24, 2013 – Use of CorMatrix extracellular matrix material provides new options for cardiac care.

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

junio 02, 2010 – 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.

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

febrero 19, 2007 – 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.

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

agosto 31, 2006 – 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. 

Research Study Begins on Promising ON-Q Post-Surgical Pain Relief Device, New for Pediatric Patients

febrero 17, 2004 – ​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.