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Pediatric Heart

Learn about the Innovative medical and surgical approaches that Duke pediatric heart specialists are taking to treat children of all ages. Read the stories of brave children being treated for a range of heart conditions.

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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 kn ...

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, so ...

Pediatric Heart Patient Embraces the Spirit of Giving
Pediatric Heart Patient Embraces the Spirit of Giving

Paige Sullivan was born with a heart defect and had it repaired at Duke University Hospital. Now she helps other sick kids embrace their inner superhero by maki ...

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 ...

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 cause ...