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At Children's Hospital Colorado, we believe that every child deserves to have a happy, healthy future. Child health research and innovation is at the core of our commitment to deliver the best clinical care for kids. With each patient we see, our physicians and caregivers seek to improve outcomes and deliver world-class care.
The Heart Institute includes a team of clinical and basic science researchers focused on improving the understanding and treatment of heart disease. Here are some highlights of our team's innovative work and research projects:
"Kids deserve focused study. We shouldn’t just rely on what is known to occur in adults; you have to study children just as carefully, just as intensely, as you study adult disease."
Shelley Miyamoto, MD
Director, Cardiomyopathy ProgramLearn about Dr. Miyamoto's research
The Heart Institute is actively engaged in research to determine the best ways to take care of children with congenital or acquired heart disease. There are approximately 75 research studies occurring within the Heart Institute with more than half that are actively enrolling. These studies range from examining cells in the heart to clinical trials of new medications or devices used to treat heart problems in kids.
Funding for the Heart Institute research portfolio comes from many different sources, including grants, industry departments, internal awards, and from the department itself. The Heart Institute is eternally thankful for all the children and families who choose to participate in research. Without them, we would not be able to learn the best ways to take care of kids with congenital or acquired heart disease.
The Heart Institute at Children’s Colorado is also part of the National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative, an initiative to improve outcomes for kids with congenital heart disease. This allows us to work with many other national pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery centers to share information and improve the quality of life for kids with single ventricle cardiac anatomy.See why our outcomes make us one of the top heart hospitals
Children who undergo the Fontan procedure often outgrow the materials used in reconstructive surgeries. But regenerative medicine may change that.