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Critical Congenital Heart Disease

Celebrating 10 Years of Healing Hearts

This past January, the University of Florida Health Congenital Heart Center celebrated 10 years of healing hearts for patients of all ages diagnosed with congenital heart defects……

A Dying Orphan Gets 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 Congenital Heart Center and Mark Bleiweis, M.D.,…

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.

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?

Celebrating CHD Awareness Week

During CHD Awareness Week, the Congenital Heart Center at UF will be tweeting (@UFCHC) and Facebooking ( information about congenital heart defects.  February is the month to celebrate everything hearts. It’s American Heart Month and today starts Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week (Feb. 7-14), a national…