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Heart Center

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 ...


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

Historic Heart-Lung Transplant Saves Baby

Jack was born in January 2018 with an underdeveloped heart and severely damaged lungs—hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Clearly a fighter, ...


The Head-Heart Connection

In search of the best way to protect the brain development of children with congenital heart disease Neonatologist Cynthia Ortinau, ...


Clinic Helps Children With Congenital Heart Disease Reach Their Full Potential

Children with congenital heart disease are now surviving and living longer lives because of advances in surgeries and medical management. ...

Patient Stories

Kayla's Story With the Melody Heart Valve

“I just want to be able to fly!” says 14-year-old Kayla Adams. Adams, an incoming high school freshman, just made ...