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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?

Lexi's nurse helps her get her backpack-size pneumatic driver on her shoulders so she can walk through the intensive care unit.

Sanford Teen First in Florida to Receive Total Artificial Heart

A 16-year-old girl in severe multi-organ system and heart failure is the first in Florida to receive the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart.

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Pediatric Cardiomyopathies

Introduction to Pediatric Cardiomyopathies

Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)

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

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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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...

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.

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Are you up for 5K on 4/4?

To help raise autism awareness and funds for the UF Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, Eastside High School's “Students Together for Autism Research” will host the eighth annual...

Year-round baseball in the South could lead to more injuries, according to UF Health research

Baseball pitchers are prone to elbow injuries, but pitchers who live or play in the South are at even more risk, a new University of Florida Health study finds.

Saccharin shows promise as cancer inhibitor, researchers find

For decades, saccharin was wrongly labeled as a possible cancer-causing chemical. Now, nearly 15 years after it was declared safe, University of Florida Health researchers have found that the...