Posts Categorized: Heart Institute

Leadership Changes in the Heart Institute

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has announced the following leadership appointments in its Heart Institute and Division of Pediatric Cardiology. Jacqueline Kreutzer, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, is now appointed as Chief of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology. Dr. Kreutzer is an internationally recognized leader in interventional… Read more »

Telemedicine Benefits Pediatric Patients in Colombia with Heart Disease

For the past eight years, children with complex congenital heart disease at Fundacion Cardiovascular de Colombia (FCV) have received a second set of eyes from telemedicine specialists at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. The program consists of teleconsultations between experts at Children’s Hospital and cardiologists, surgeons and intensivists of the FCV’s Cardiovascular Institute. Doctors… Read more »

Children’s, Pitt Partner on Cardiac Arrest Early Detection System

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and  have announced a research partnership to develop a software analytics tool that will enable early prediction of catastrophic events such as cardiac arrest or emergency endotracheal tube intubation in patients with congenital heart disease. Children with congenital heart disease account for… Read more »

Quincy’s Heart Journey

Quincy was born on Aug. 21, 2015 with a rare congenital heart defect known as Ebstein’s anomaly. In addition, he also has a patent foramen ovale hole and pulmonary dysplasia. We found out about Quincy’s condition when I was 32 weeks pregnant, which was very devastating and frightening for our entire family. We were told… Read more »

Grateful for Children’s

When you are going to have a baby, everyone tells you that you will be tired, confused, and at times scared. What you don’t know is the heaviness you feel in your chest that would come the first time you look into those big eyes. This heaviness is even greater when the doctors come back… Read more »