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Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

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?

CHC Journal Club

The UF Health Congenital Heart Center Journal Club meets monthly to discuss relevant and recent articles in academic literature about congenital heart disease and CHD treatment. Information and notices about CHC Journal Club meetings will be provided via email to attendees, and copies and links to articles that will be…

In the News

Discover a compilation of stories and videos about the UF Health Congenital Heart Center and its faculty, staff and patients. UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital nationally ranked in five specialties University of Florida Health Shands Children’s Hospital has been nationally ranked in five medical specialties, making significant gains in…

Fast Facts

UF Health Congenital Heart Center Facts & Firsts 2019: U.S. News & World Report ranked the UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital among the top 15 pediatric cardiology and heart surgery programs in the United States, and highest-ranked in Florida for the fourth consecutive year.2018: U.S. News & World Report ranked the…

Prenatal Diagnosis, Knowledge Help Couple Cope with Son’s Heart Condition

Samantha and Ryan Padgett’s baby was diagnosed prenatally with a congenital heart defect. Early diagnosis allowed them to plan for Grayson’s birth, giving him the best possible start in life. By Karen Thurston Chavez “That’s not what that’s supposed to look like.” That’s not a comment you…