UF Health Shands Children's Hospital

Our program ranked #1 in the state by U.S. News & World Report

Ranked #19 in the country and #1 in the state by U.S. News & World Report, our pediatric cardiology and heart surgery program is the highest-ranked specialty at UF Health […]

Valeria Ocampo leaves the PCICU after the Berlin Heart repaired her heart.

Artificial heart gives a baby girl a second chance at life

For more than half of her life, 15-month-old-Valeria Ocampo lay in her hospital crib and peeked toward her window…

Lungs for Lexi

Lungs for Lexi

Not many teenagers can say they placed first in equestrians at the Special Olympics. Few teenagers can say they had a double-lung transplant, too. Alexia “Lexi” McCue, 13, accomplished both…

Little infant with heart shape toy on chest and fairy ligths

Five innovative ways UF Health physicians approach congenital heart care

From Feb. 7 to 14, UF Health recognizes Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week, to raise awareness of the most common type of birth defect found in newborns…

Andy Reyes

Teen’s battle to stay alive for transplant inspires family, friends, strangers

Andy Herrera Reyes mustered his strength and sat up in bed on Monday morning…

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Find a Check. Change. Control.® Program Near You

Find an American Heart Association affiliate office in your area to get involved in Check. Change. Control. Blood Pressure monitoring Program in your area.

How Can I Improve My Low Ejection Fraction?

Good news! Many people with a low ejection fraction (or EF) have successfully improved it. Find tips from the American Heart Association to help you improve yours.

High Blood Pressure in African Americans Brochure

This brochure makes recommendations on how to control high blood pressure, and shares statistics specific to African Americans and heart disease. Use it to support your efforts to teach healthy...

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Community Partner & Volunteer Resources for Check. Change. Control. Blood Pressure Program.

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Care and Treatment for Congenital Heart Defects

The American Heart Association explains the Care and Treatment for adults and children with Congenital Heart Defects including Surgical procedures, Cardiac catheterizations, Heart transplants,...

Cardiac Catheterizations for Heart Defects

The American Heart Association explains that doctors can repair some heart defects without surgically opening your chest by using a procedure called an interventional cardiac catheterization.

Feeding Tips For Your Baby with CHD

The American Heart Association explains feeding tips if your baby has a heart defect.

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2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine: a turning point in the war on cancer

James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo win the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their foundational work on cancer immunotherapy. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Kyoto...

Mapping the 100 trillion cells that make up your body

University of Florida scientists will be analyzing every cell in the pancreas, among other organs, to understand the roots of Type 1 diabetes. Magic mine/Shutterstock.com ...

Meet some of the UF students working to feed the world

Each year, the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Horticulture — led by a team at the University of California, Davis — selects a handful of...