Children's Hospital of Michigan - Detroit Medical CenterPediatric Experts and Innovations
Adult Congenital Heart Patients Need a Lifetime of Care
In response to the growing number of adults with congenital heart problems, the Children's Hospital of Michigan created the Michigan Adult Congenital Heart (MACH) center. MACH's multidisciplinary specialists, from the Children's Hospital of Michigan, Harper University Hospital and Hutzel Women's Hospital, provide the most comprehensive, coordinated expert care available for congenital heart disease patients in Michigan. For more information,
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Michigan's Top Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery Program
Children's Hospital of Michigan is a major referral center for all aspects of pediatric cardiovascular surgery. Since 2005, the cardiovascular surgeons at Children's have performed more heart transplants than any other hospital in Michigan. The division is known for its state-of-the-art approach to complex congenital heart disease as well as its integrated and family-oriented team approach. For more information,
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Children's is ranked a top hospital once again in U.S.News & World Report
Children’s Hospital of Michigan has ranked for heart and heart surgery among the nation’s top 30 hospitals in the 2010-11 edition of Best Children’s Hospitals, the most extensive listing of its kind, published by U.S.News & World Report. To view the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings,
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JULY 2010 | INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
Introducing Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve (TPV) Therapy in Pediatric Patients
Pediatric cardiologists at the Children's Hospital of Michigan are now using the Melody Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve (TPV) in their patients. The procedure is an alternative to surgery for congenital heart disease patients with right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) conduit failure.
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Cerebral/Somatic Oximeter Makes Open-Heart Surgery Safer
Cardiovascular surgeons at the Children's Hospital of Michigan perform about 250 open-heart surgeries a year and they use a cerebral/somatic oximeter system during all of them. Think of it as an early warning system that makes open-heart surgery safer.
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Pediatric Ventricular Assist Device Helps Children Waiting for Heart Transplantation
A pediatric-size ventricular assist device, called the Berlin heart, helps young patients survive while waiting for a donor heart.
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Hybrid Procedure Offers Advantages Over Norwood Procedure
By performing a hybrid surgical/interventional procedure on infants with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), the Children's Hospital of Michigan specialists can delay a more complex, open-heart procedure until six months of age -- when the child may be better able to tolerate cardiopulmonary bypass and open-heart surgery.
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