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Francisco A. Hernandez Lectureship 2015

The Divisions of Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Miami and University of Florida cordially invite you to the Francisco A. Hernandez Lectureship Friday, May 29, 2015 – 8:00 a.m. Bascom Palmer Eye Institute […]

A Dying Orphan Gets a New Family and Help from UF Health Surgeon

Even before Doug and Lori McCary finalized their adoption of Rachel, a young girl from China who was born with hypoplastic right heart syndrome, the McCarys found the UF Health […]

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Congenital Heart Center Welcomes New Division Chief

Biagio A. “Bill” Pietra, MD, joined the University of Florida College of Medicine faculty on July 1, 2014, as chief of pediatric cardiology. Dr. Pietra received his bachelor’s degree in […]

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Answers in a Heartbeat

For families with children facing complicated congenital heart conditions, waiting for answers can prove torturous. Physicians with the UF Health Congenital Heart Center are shortening that wait, using technology to diagnose patients even if they are hundreds of miles away.

Neighbors Mikayla and Wyatt were both supported by the Berlin Heart until they received their heart transplants.

Fixing Broken Hearts

What are the chances that two kids who live across the street from each other would both use the Berlin Heart and each have heart transplants at UF Health?

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Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)

The American Heart Association explains the congenital heart defect ventricular septal defect, VSD in children and adults.

Pediatric Cardiomyopathies

Introduction to Pediatric Cardiomyopathies

Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection (TAPVC)

The American Heart Association explains the congenital heart defect total anomalous pulmonary venous connection, TAPVC, in children and adults.

Single Ventricle Defects

The American Heart Association explains several types of single ventricle defects: hypoplastic left heart syndrome, pulmonary atresia, and tricuspid atresia in children and adults.

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Heart Transplant

The American Heart Association explains that a heart transplant gives a patient with congenital heart disease the opportunity to have a normal heart with normal blood circulation.

Children's Special Needs

The American Heart Association explains the medical needs of children with congenital heart defects.

Feeding Tips

The American Heart Association explains that feeding your baby can be a challenge because and children with congenital heart disease and congestive heart failure or cyanosis (blueness) tend to gain...

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UF breakthrough measures Parkinson’s progression in the brain

University of Florida researchers have identified a biomarker that shows the progression of Parkinson’s disease in the brain, opening the door to better diagnosis and treatment of the...

When it comes to hearing, diet may trump noise exposure

Although the old wives’ tale about carrots being good for your eyesight has been debunked, University of Florida researchers have found a link between healthy eating and another of your five...

Researchers: Brain changes present in children with sleep disorder, even during wakefulness

Researchers from the University of Florida and the University of Pennsylvania report that children with chronic sleep apnea, who are unable to perceive airway blockages while sleeping, also have...