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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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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Spaceflight changes your brain pathways

Brain scans of astronauts before and after spaceflight show changes to their white matter in areas that control movement and process sensory information, a University of Florida study shows. ...

University of Florida and UF Health announce $20 million gift from the Lauren and Lee Fixel Family Foundation

The University of Florida and UF Health have received a $20 million gift from the Lauren and Lee Fixel Family Foundation that will be used to establish the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological...

What can oncology learn from ecology?

Video by Lyon Duong and Brianne Lehan/UF Photography. Artwork: "Caribou Migration" by Subhankar Banerjee, 2002, loan courtesy of Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New...