Posts Categorized: Heart Institute

Telemedicine Benefits Pediatric Patients in Colombia with Heart Disease

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

Our Miracle

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Today is Rare Disease Day. The main objective of this day is to raise awareness about rare diseases and their impacts on patients’ and their families’ lives. In the United States, a condition is considered “rare” if it affects fewer than 200,000 persons combined in a particular rare disease group, according to Global Genes. Ian… Read more »