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Heart Center

Kaylah Rainey: After Everything I've Been Through, My Heart is Set on Playing Basketball

"The next thing I knew I was at St. Louis Children's Hospital. The cardiologist said I wouldn't be able to ...


St. Louis Children’s Hospital Celebrates 500th Heart Transplant

In late January 2019, the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Heart Center was the first pediatric heart transplant program in the ...


Doctors Develop Heart Goggles

Jon and Jennifer Silva are revolutionizing the way doctors view the heart during a procedure, and it's all thanks to ...


14-year-old Peorian Doing Well After Double Lung Transplant

Will, who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis as an infant, had a double lung transplant at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. ...


Perinatal Behavioral Health Service Provides Support for Heart Patients’ Families

The St. Louis Children’s and Washington University Heart Center is committed to ensuring that families have the necessary support both ...

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Medical Animation: Valvular Regurgitation

The heart is a beating muscle that pumps blood throughout the body. Inside the heart, four valves open and shut ...

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Medical Animation: Prenatal Heart Circulation

The heart and circulatory system of a fetus begin to form soon after conception. By the end of the fifth ...

Patient Stories

Providing Hope Through a Continuum of Care

St. Louis Children’s and Washington University Heart Center offers patients and families medical and emotional support “It felt like the ...

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Medical Animation: Congenital Heart Defects

Congenital heart defect is the term given when one or more defects in the structure of the heart are present ...