ADA-friendly PDF: Pediatric Heart News Winter 2014

Pediatric Heart News Winter 2014

Articles in This Issue

Cover Story

  • A Better Way to Guide Defibrillator Placement in Children
    Johns Hopkins researchers are using computational analysis and 3-D computer modeling to take the guesswork out of helping young patients with heart defects. 

Heart Failure

  • A 'One-in-a-Million' Patient
    How a team of Johns Hopkins heart specialists helped a teenager with heart failure that had resulted from chemotherapy.

Congenital Heart Disease

  • Surgical Lessons from Adults Born with Congenital Heart Disease
    Johns Hopkins is working to refine treatment for congenital heart defects by evaluating outcomes through databases that combine the experience of many large heart surgery programs.

The Research Beat

  • Boning Up on Loeys-Dietz Syndrome
    Johns Hopkins researchers find that patients with Loeys-Dietz syndrome may be at higher risk for bone fractures.

Advances in Imaging

  • A Three-D Cath Lab
    Johns Hopkins’ Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center is home to a pediatric catheterization lab designed to improve accuracy and results in procedures like stenting and dilation of narrowed pulmonary vessels.