pediatric cardiac surgery

The newly renovated operating room 12 at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is primarily used for cardiac surgery. (photo by Susan Urmy)

Renovated pediatric operating rooms enhance state-of-the-art surgical care

Augmented lighting on easy-to-move booms, enhanced imaging that automatically loads into patients’ medical records, and cameras with live feeds to a control room are just a few examples of the newly renovated operating rooms at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Family’s gift supports addressing psychosocial needs of cardiac patients’ families

Ellen and Bo Boyer’s first child, a daughter they named Brett, was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect (CHD) while in utero. The couple was told that their beloved daughter would require open heart surgery to survive.

Congenital Heart Program gains accreditation from ACHA

The Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA) has awarded the Vanderbilt Adult Congenital Heart Program status as an Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Accredited Comprehensive Care Center — the first in Tennessee.

VUMC now leads world in heart transplantation

Vanderbilt University Medical Center performed more heart transplants in 2020 than any other center in the world — 124 adult hearts, 23 pediatric hearts and VUMC’s first heart-lung transplant since 2006.

New Physician Spotlight: Nhue Do

A training program for a new tool used by cardiologists and anesthesiologists to help criticall ill patients

Line placement better with ultrasound

Using ultrasound to place arterial lines reduces the need for surgical access and improves arterial line location, Vanderbilt researchers have found.