pediatric cardiac surgery Archives
Family’s gift supports addressing psychosocial needs of cardiac patients’ families
Feb. 26, 2021—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
Jan. 21, 2021—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
Jan. 12, 2021—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
Dec. 9, 2019— Nhue Do, MD, has joined Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt from Johns Hopkins. He began seeing patients on Oct. 1. “We welcome Dr. Do as the fourth surgeon in our growing Pediatric Heart Institute, joining a team dedicated to high quality care for infants and children with cardiac disease spanning the full spectrum...
Line placement better with ultrasound
May. 9, 2019—Using ultrasound to place arterial lines reduces the need for surgical access and improves arterial line location, Vanderbilt researchers have found.
Patient’s odyssey takes her from Japan to Vanderbilt
Sep. 6, 2012—Cylinda Marquart gripped the small Post-it note inscribed with Japanese characters as her 6-week-old daughter, Albi-Helene Martin, was raced to a hospital by ambulance.