Heart Conditions

Seven-year-old Lydia Butler’s medical journey began when she was five days old and her parents found out she had a heart murmur. Tests showed she had tricuspid atresia, a defect that blocked the blood flow from her heart to her › Continue Reading

This morning, Jason Williams of Peebles, OH, joined his doctors in a room full of news media representatives as they described the first-of-its-kind surgery that Jason agreed to at the beginning of September. He says it was as much for other Duchenne muscular dystrophy › Continue Reading

Doctors at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center held a press conference today to discuss the first surgery in the nation involving the implantation of a heart device in a patient living with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). DMD is a genetic › Continue Reading

In August 2011, I was anxious, nervous, thrilled, worried and relieved all at the same time while walking into Cincinnati Children’s Heart Institute. Since the fall of 2008, I felt a strong need to know what my three children’s hearts › Continue Reading

Of the 600,000 American adults with congenital heart disease, fewer than 50,000 are believed to be treated by cardiologists trained to care for them. That’s largely because advances in pediatric heart surgery and cardiac care have increased the lifespan of › Continue Reading