New Animations: Surgical Repair of Congenital Heart Disease

New Animations: Surgical Repair of Congenital Heart Disease

One of the most common threads we hear from parents is the challenge of understanding and describing your child’s congenital heart disease to friends and family.

That’s why we developed nine congenital heart disease animations for families to view and share. But what can be equally challenging and if not more important, is understanding the surgical repair your child will undergo to fix the problem.

After watching the previously developed animations, many parents reached out and asked us to develop animated videos for the coordinating surgical repairs.

After months of working with the cardiothoracic surgical team, we’d like to unveil our first available animations, which are the most common surgical procedures for transposition of the great arteries and tetralogy of Fallot (below). We plan to develop more surgical repair animations, so stay tuned and continue to check our blog for updates!

Tetralogy of Fallot Repair


Arterial Switch Operation for Transposition of the Great Arteries

Editor’s note: The congenital heart defect and surgical animations were created by the Heart Institute Team (Drs. Ryan Moore, Mike Taylor and David Morales) in collaboration with the Critical Care Media Lab (Jeff Cimprich, Ren Wilkey, and Dr. Ken Tegtmeyer).

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Ryan Moore, MD

About the Author: Ryan Moore, MD

Ryan Moore, MD, is currently an advanced imaging pediatric cardiology fellow at Cincinnati Children’s Heart Institute. He has interest in developing educational resources for families and trainees, especially related to 3-dimensional animation and technology.

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  1. Sally March 01, 20:36
    Amazing! Dr. Tweddell did the arterial switch on my son 11 years ago at the Herma Heart Center in Milwaukee. Happy to say he's had minimal complications and is a thriving 5th grader interested in STEM and participates in the gifted and talented program. He can't play sports but has dedicated himself to his studies. We are so grateful for a successful surgery! His condition is Taussig-Bing.