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Pediatric Cardiology

UF College of Medicine welcomes well known pediatric cardiologist

From Feb. 15 to Feb. 17, the department of pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine hosted the annual Francisco A. Hernandez Lectureship in Pediatric Cardiology. The lectureship was established in 1970 to honor Francisco A. Hernandez, M.D., the first pediatric cardiologist in Florida. Since then, it has…

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…

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…

Noninvasive Imaging Lab

Non-Invasive Lab Offers Leading-Edge Cardiac Imaging The UF Health Congenital Heart Center is accredited by ICAEL in transthoracic, transesophageal and fetal echocardiography. The requirements for ICAEL accreditation for pediatric centers like ours exceed the requirements for adult echocardiography labs and require both additional imaging and interpretation expertise because of unique pediatric scenarios.