Tag "Heart Institute"

Cincinnati Children’s patient Jason Williams was only expected to live another year. But a pioneering new surgery has changed the course of his life. The 29-year-old Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) patient recently became the first person with DMD to have › 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

“Who are you walking for this year?” It’s a question you’ll hear asked frequently as we countdown to the 7th annual Cincinnati Walks for Kids on Saturday, Oct. 20 at Coney Island. As the walk coordinator, I get to hear › Continue Reading

Doctors and scientists from at least 26 countries and 34 states are in Cincinnati for an international symposium on acute kidney injury in children. The meeting is sponsored by Cincinnati Children’s Heart Institute, Research Foundation and Center for Acute Care Nephrology, › Continue Reading

In December 2000, Dawn Werner began making funeral arrangements for one-year-old daughter Asia. Because the baby girl was born with multiple heart defects, doctors at Cincinnati Children’s expected her to live just a few more days without a transplant. Hundreds › Continue Reading

Erica “Ric” Muskopf says she hopes research will someday change the outcome for patients like her son, Brody. Brody was born with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a disease that attacks his muscles. Without a cure, it will eventually destroy his heart › Continue Reading

A landmark randomized clinical trial is testing a potentially life prolonging drug treatment to slow down or stop heart damage that usually kills patients diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). The study is a collaboration of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical › Continue Reading

Patients at Cincinnati Children’s receive some of the best care in the country, according to the latest hospital rankings by US News and World Report. Overall, Cincinnati Children’s ranked third among all Honor Roll hospitals in the magazine’s 2012 Best › Continue Reading

The Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center has been named the first accredited Pediatric Heart Failure Institute in the United States. The Healthcare Accreditation Colloquium’s designation recognized the Cincinnati Children’s Heart Institute for seeking “pre-eminence in heart care.” › Continue Reading

Remember this summer when we talked about the cost — dollars and cents as well as human capital — of obesity? (Click here for a refresher.) At that time, the Centers for Disease Control had just issued a report that › Continue Reading

Luring kids away from their video games for an entire week to learn healthier lifestyle habits can be a challenge — unless they’re going to a fun-filled camp with their peers. Summer camp is a new twist for HealthWorks!, which › Continue Reading

Health care is risky business.  And while checklists, as advocated by Dr. Atul Gawande in his book The Checklist Manifesto, are a good start in reducing medical errors, they aren’t enough. The overall mortality rate in pediatric cardiac surgery nationally › Continue Reading

Each November, cardiologists flock from around the country to the American Heart Association annual meeting.  For good reason: Heart and blood vessel diseases remain the nation’s number one killer. I don’t know how many cardiologists are here at the Orlando › Continue Reading