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Pediatric Cardiology

Learn about the Innovative medical and surgical approaches that Duke pediatric heart specialists are taking to treat children of all ages.

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Duke Heart Surgeons Perform First Pediatric Heart Transplant of its Kind in the U.S.
Duke Heart Surgeons Perform First Pediatric Heart Transplant of its Kind in the U.S.

Duke surgeons successfully performed the first "donation after circulatory death” (DCD) heart transplant in a pediatric patient in the U.S. The transplant team ...

Duke Health Offers Same Day, Next Day Specialty Care Appointments
Duke Health Offers Same Day, Next Day Specialty Care Appointments

The last thing you want to do when you’re injured, don’t feel well, or simply want a preventive care check-up is to wait for an appointment. Getting seen quick ...

Chest Pain in Children and Adolescents
Chest Pain in Children and Adolescents

Chest pain is a common complaint in children and adolescents. Chest pain is often perceived as “heart pain” both to children and their parents, and it can caus ...

Surgeons Use 3D-Printed Heart Model to Plan Complex Surgery
Surgeons Use 3D-Printed Heart Model to Plan Complex Surgery

Duke cardiologists collaborated with a Duke University technology lab to print a 3D model of a woman’s heart and ribcage to plan her complex heart surgery. Tha ...

Partial Artificial Heart Helps Young Boy Thrive While Waiting for Heart Transplant
Partial Artificial Heart Helps Young Boy Thrive While Waiting for Heart Transplant

Ja’Kye Mason was born with a heart defect that put his life at risk. Medications and several surgeries weren’t enough to keep Ja’Kye’s heart healthy. At only 9 ...

New, Less Invasive Technique Shortens Recovery for Pulmonary Valve Replacement Surgery
New, Less Invasive Technique Shortens Recovery for Pulmonary Valve Replacement Surgery

A new surgical technique is changing the game for kids and adults with a congenital heart defect that often requires several major surgeries. Compared with the ...

How to Evaluate a Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery Program
How to Evaluate a Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery Program

Congenital heart defects are present at birth. These structural defects may require surgery to fix. So how do you find the best care? Here’s what you need to k ...

Advances in Norwood Procedure Lower Risk in Babies with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
Advances in Norwood Procedure Lower Risk in Babies with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

Without treatment, a congenital heart defect called hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) can be deadly within the first few days of life. A baby with HLHS, s ...

When a Child Faints
When a Child Faints

Passing out. Blacking out. Keeling over. Whatever you call it, fainting can be frightening—especially when it happens to your child. The medical term for it is ...