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The Start of a New Era: The "Blue Baby Operation"

Luca A. Vricella, MD, FACS, from The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, discusses The Start of a New Era: The "Blue Baby Operation" at the Sixth World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery in South Africa on Thursday, February 21, 2013. His presentation is part of a symposium titled "The Birth of Heart Surgery: Lessons from the 'Blue Baby' Operation" presented by All Children's Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine. During this symposium, a panel of international experts explored the birth of pediatric heart surgery and chronicled the first successful repair of tetralogy of Fallot, a devastating heart malformation once deemed universally fatal. They also reviewed the pathology, diagnosis, incidence, treatment and prognosis of tetralogy of Fallot.


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Luca A. Vricella, MD

Dr. Luca Vricella is the chief of chief of pediatric heart transplantation at Johns Hopkins Medicine as well as the director of pediatric cardiac surgery. Dr. Vricella was born in Rome, Italy and graduated Summa cum Laude from the Catholic ...