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Heart Center

Michelle Stecher was a Heart Center Patient 30 Years Ago and is Now an Inpatient Nurse

When Michelle Stecher was born 33 years ago, her doctors were at first unsure what to do for her. What ...


From Sioux Falls to St. Louis: A Family Moves to be Near the Heart Center

“We’re not equipped to care for your child should the need arise.” For Indira Palislamovic-Nukicic, that declaration by cardiologists in ...


Discovery Advances Understanding of Pediatric Cardiomyopathy

In 2010, just two days before Christmas, Colleen and Mike Miller learned that their 6-month-old daughter, Layla, suffered from dilated ...


Comprehensive Clinic Addresses Noncardiac Issues of Fontan Patients

Prior to 1971, children born with single ventricle congenital heart disease rarely lived beyond 10 years of age. With the ...

Patient Stories

Baby Grayson Overcomes Rare Heart Condition

Drs. Ginnie and Aaron Abarbanell diagnose and treat Grayson's Cor Triatriautum dexter defect. ...


New Journey Begins with Heart-Lung Transplant

As first-time parents, Kali and Patrick Bowman, of Springfield, Missouri, have learned more than their fair sure about caring for ...


Surgery App Keeps Doctors and Families in Communication

St. Louis Children’s Hospital (SLCH) is among the first St. Louis-area hospitals to use EASE (Electronic Access to Surgical Events), ...


Newborn Pulse Ox Test Saves Baby Grayson’s Life

When first-time parents Genell and Daniel Reynolds held their newborn little boy Grayson, they were overjoyed. Genell had a healthy, ...


Heart Month: Husband and Wife Doctors Take Care of Young Hearts

It’s Heart Month, the month of Valentine’s Day, and a time when our hearts turn to thoughts of love. What ...