pediatric cardiology

Gracie was with her mom and grandmother on a road trip. A medical emergency brought the Angel 7 ambulance to her rescue.

Angel 7 is the first pediatric transport team in Tennessee to offer extracorporeal membrane oxygenation — ECMO — for its patients. It was the difference in life and death.

With each pediatric heart surgery she schedules, Alicia Kepley builds a rapport with families

Heart patient Gabe Ezell, 11, recently visited Children’s Hospital’s new Fontan Clinic to check on his overall health in addition to his congenital heart condition. In the photo above, Gabe visits with Fontan team members Anita Pai, MD, left, and Angela Weingarten, MD.

Clinic offers ongoing care for pediatric heart patients

Vanderbilt recently launched a new multidisciplinary Fontan Clinic, which will provide an ongoing, coordinated care plan for children and teens, ages 10-19, who have had the Fontan procedure for single ventricle heart disease.

The challenge of rejection

Minimizing variation in how rejection is diagnosed and creating standardized surveillance protocols may help inform best practices in pediatric heart transplants.

Kannankeril named inaugural holder of the Richard B. Johnston Jr., MD, Chair in Pediatric Research

Prince Kannankeril, MD, MSCI, has been appointed inaugural holder of the Richard B. Johnston Jr. MD, Chair in Pediatric Research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Pediatric Cardiology icon Thomas P. Graham Jr., MD, dies at 83

Renowned Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt cardiologist Thomas P. Graham Jr., MD, who founded and led the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at Vanderbilt for 33 years, died Wednesday, March 18. He was 83.

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