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Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery Resources for Healthcare Professionals

At Children's Hospital Colorado, we're committed to improving the quality of life for children with cardiology conditions. Get the latest in pediatric cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery to better your practice and learn about innovation within our Heart Institute programs.

Research articles and summaries

Research article

Children's Colorado has partnered with Mayo Clinic to study the use of stem cell therapy for hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). Learn more about our first patient.

Clinical trial

Researchers at Children’s Hospital Colorado are investigating the safety and feasibility of providing regenerative therapy for a rare congenital heart defect called hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS).

Diagnosis
Infants diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome in utero
Age
Stem cell collection at birth; Glenn procedure at 3-6 months old

Professional resources

Charting Pediatrics is a weekly podcast for pediatric healthcare providers. In this series, specialists from Children’s Hospital Colorado examine the latest treatments for the most common complaints in pediatric medicine. Listen and subscribe on Spotify, iTunes and Google Play.

 

Critical Congenital Heart Disease

In this episode we discuss how to respond to abnormal results of the newborn Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) screening with Chris Rausch, MD, the Director of the Cardiopulmonary Exercise Laboratory at Children's Colorado.

 

Heart Arrhythmia Diagnosis

In this episode, Johannes von Alvensleben, MD, pediatric cardiologist and electrophysiologist at Children's Colorado, discusses some of the most common heart arrhythmias in the primary care setting, including identifiable characteristics and treatments.

Cardiology news

Journal of the American Heart Association

Early Emotional Symptoms Predicting Carotid Atherosclerosis in Youth: Results From a Birth Cohort in Latin America

January 17, 2019

Emotional disorders are risk factors for atherosclerosis and consequent cardiovascular disease. However, it is not clear whether emotional symptoms (ESs) have direct effects on cardiovascular disease. The aim of the present study is to investigate the effects of early ESs on carotid atherosclerosis in young adults.

JAMA Cardiology

Long-Term Outcomes of Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF)

December 21, 2018

Long-term survival after simple TOF repair is excellent. Staged repair and non–valve-sparing operations were negatively associated with survival in the early post-repair phase but not the late post-repair phase. These data are important for patients with repaired TOF and their caretakers, and may guide surgical strategies for optimizing the long-term outcomes of this population.

Journal of the American Heart Association

Ascending Aorta Size at Birth Predicts White Matter Microstructure in Adolescents Who Underwent Fontan Palliation

December 14, 2018

In neonates with single ventricle, smaller ascending aorta diameter is associated with cerebral white matter (WM) microstructural abnormalities. We sought to determine whether this association persists into adolescence.

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