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UF Congenital Heart Center

Team Nina: Cristina’s Story

At 6 years old, doctor’s diagnosed Cristina with a life-threatening cardiac abnormality. Listen to her incredible story of survival as a result of the UF Health Congenital Heart Center……

Fixing a Tiny Broken Heart

On the surface, no one would know that this handsome, giggling little boy was born with one of the more complex forms of congenital heart disease……

Home is Where the Heart is

The Campbell family, whose 10 children range in age from one and half to 24, recently welcomed Janan, the newest addition to their family, and he has required little extra care……

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…

Ready to move forward with his life, transplant patient thanks staff

Before he became Ironman, Josh Inghram was a typical 17-year-old. But on Feb. 27, 2012, Josh experienced stomach and chest pains. His parents, Vicky and Joe Inghram, thought it was nothing serious. They were wrong. Josh’s heart was failing. He was diagnosed with acquired idiopathic cardiomyopathy, meaning his heart…

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…

Pediatric Cardiac MRI/CT Center

The University of Florida Congenital Heart Center’s Pediatric Cardiac MRI/CT Center is a leading program in Florida and the southeast United States, providing state-of-the-art and expert care in diagnosing children and adults with congenital heart disease. Recently…

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…

Sweet Heart

David and Krista Kahn twin girls battled the odds of prematurity, and one also fought to survive a life-threatening heart defect. By Karen Thurston Chavez The Kahn Family, from left, Megan, Ryan,…

Pediatric Cardiology and Heart Surgery at UF Health Ranked Among Nation’s Top 25

The UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital ‘s pediatric cardiology and heart surgery program was recognized among the nation’s Top 25 congenital heart centers, according to the 2012-2013 U.S. News’ Best Children’s Hospitals rankings release in June 2012. In Florida, the University of Florida Congenital Heart Center is the highest-ranked children’s…