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  • Locations
    Rady Children s Rethink Your Drink Injury Prevention Growing Up Columns Locations Main Campus Satellite Locations Emergency Urgent Care Programs Services Cardiovascular Surgery Locations Rady Children s Specialists Cardiovascular Surgery Locations Cardiovascular Surgery Team Conditions Treated Outcomes Acute Cardiac Unit Heart Transplant Research and Clinical Trials Support Group Resources Locations Patient Stories Locations Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic Rady Children s Hospital San Diego Map it 3030 Children s Way Suite 202

    Original URL path: http://www.rchsd.org/programs-services/cardiovascular-surgery/locations/ (2015-03-26)
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  • Patient Stories
    Child Maltreatment Programs International Services Support Groups Services Search All Find a Doctor Patients Visitors Your Child s Hospital Stay Pay Your Bill Financial Assistance Medical Records Health Information Exchanges MyChart About Us Who We Are Newsroom Patient Stories Research Get Involved Events Publications Health Safety Health Library Ask Your Nurse Videos Safety Store at Rady Children s Rethink Your Drink Injury Prevention Growing Up Columns Locations Main Campus Satellite Locations Emergency Urgent Care Programs Services Cardiovascular Surgery Patient Stories Rady Children s Specialists Cardiovascular Surgery Patient Stories Cardiovascular Surgery Team Conditions Treated Outcomes Acute Cardiac Unit Heart Transplant Research and Clinical Trials Support Group Resources Locations Patient Stories Patient Stories Thanks to the expert surgical skills of Dr John Lamberti the Hughes twins have bright smiles and boundless energy Meet Avery and Mackenzie A rare infection attacked her heart and threatened her life Meet Jennifer Born with a large hole in his heart tiny Max needed surgery and fast Thanks to Rady Children s today he s the picture of health Meet Max Twin toddlers Amelia and Sophia shared a common bond Both were born with congenital heart disease Read their incredible story Rady Children s Hospital San Diego

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  • Electrophysiology
    M D specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm abnormalities in both children and adults with congenital heart disease We provide a full range of procedures and services including catheter ablations pacemaker and defibrillator care and second opinions for patients outside our region Our team is also involved in clinical research studies as well as basic science research with the University of California San Diego Outpatient and inpatient care Outpatient clinics are provided for patients with pacemakers and defibrillators The Electrophysiology Program EP team also provides inpatient consultation services to the general cardiology program and other programs at Rady Children s Catheter ablation procedures Electrophysiology studies and curative catheter ablations are typically performed as outpatient procedures at Rady Children s Dr Perry and the EP team have been influential in the development of several technologies currently in use to provide safe and effective arrhythmia care Radiofrequency ablation cryoablation and three dimensional mapping systems are used on a case by case basis with outcomes equal to the best anywhere in the country Pacemaker and defibrillator care The EP team monitors several hundred patients with pacemakers and defibrillators These devices are often implanted in our catheterization laboratory Patients with certain forms of congenital heart disease needing these arrhythmia management devices have them implanted by our surgical team The surgical team lead by John Lamberti M D has more than 30 years of experience in surgical care for congenital heart disease and arrhythmias Transtelephonic care can be provided Second opinions The EP team frequently provides second opinions for patients and families who travel to San Diego from outside the region ensuring they receive all the time they need to ask questions and understand their options for arrhythmia care If you would like a second opinion from us please contact us at

    Original URL path: http://www.rchsd.org/programs-services/cardiology/services/electrophysiology/ (2015-03-26)
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  • Cardiac Catheterization
    Program Outcomes Patient and Parent Education Research and Clinical Trials Support Group Fellowship Resources Locations Patient Stories Cardiac Catheterization Our state of the art cardiac catheterization laboratory provides diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization for patients of all ages from newborns to adults with congenital heart disease We have the most advanced equipment so procedures can be performed with less radiation and better visualization of the anatomy Our new 3 D rotational angiography system for example allows us to view a child s anatomy from multiple angles and can help clarify complex problems It also allows for simultaneous CT scanning making it possible to visualize structures in the chest other than the heart such as the airways and lungs Our laboratory is directed by John Moore M D M P H who along with Howaida El Said M D Ph D performs diagnostic and interventional procedures About the Procedures Diagnostic catheterization is performed when echocardiography and or other imaging modalities do not adequately show the structures of the heart and related blood vessels In addition diagnostic catheterization is used to help understand the functioning of the heart and related blood vessels Interventional catheterization is performed to treat a number of relatively simple congenital heart defects such as the narrowing of blood vessels and heart valves abnormal blood vessels and abnormal openings between chambers of the heart such as coarctation of the aorta pulmonary branch stenosis pulmonary valve stenosis aortic valve stenosis patent ductus arteriosus atrial septal defect and ventricular septal defect Cardiovascular devices such as coils septal occluders and stents are commonly used in these interventional procedures General anesthesia is provided to patients for almost all procedures and anesthesia equipment is built into the laboratory For a typical patient diagnostic catheterization takes approximately two hours and interventional catheterization about three to

    Original URL path: http://www.rchsd.org/programs-services/cardiology/services/diagnostic-and-interventional-catheterization/ (2015-03-26)
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  • Fetal Cardiology Program
    Outpatient Care Cardiac Catheterization Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program Cardiopulmonary Exercise Laboratory Cardiovascular Imaging Electrophysiology Fetal Cardiology Program Heart Failure and Transplant Program Outcomes Patient and Parent Education Research and Clinical Trials Support Group Fellowship Resources Locations Patient Stories Fetal Cardiology Program The Fetal Cardiology Program at Rady Children s Heart Institute focuses on the detection evaluation and management of prenatal cardiovascular diseases Your obstetrician or perinatologist may refer you to our program for one of the following reasons Concern about a congenital heart defect an abnormality of the heart detected during a routine ultrasound examination Concern about the heart function in the fetus Detection of an irregular heartbeat in the fetus Presence of other congenital anomalies which are associated with heart defects Family history of congenital heart defects During Your Visit A fetal echocardiogram is usually performed during the second or third trimester The test is similar to a regular obstetrical ultrasound but is focused to look at the heart of the baby before he or she is born No special precautions or preparations are required prior to the test and there are no risks associated with it The test will take approximately one hour depending on the cooperation of your baby The examinations are performed in the echocardiography laboratory at Rady Children s Heart Institute and are immediately interpreted by one of our fetal cardiologists One of the fetal cardiologists will meet with you during or immediately after the test to discuss the results of the fetal echocardiogram If a heart defect is identified the fetal cardiologist will explain how your baby s heart disease impacts the pregnancy and what to expect after your baby is born The fetal cardiologist will work closely with your team of doctors obstetrician perinatologist neonatologists pediatric cardiologists and pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons to

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  • Cardiovascular Imaging
    CT scanning Beth Printz M D Ph D is director of cardiac imaging Echocardiogram The Echocardiography Laboratory currently performs approximately 10 000 studies each year These included transthoracic transesophageal and fetal echocardiograms The laboratory is staffed with full time pediatric trained sonographers who perform the tests and pediatric cardiologists who interpret the tests Our pediatric nurse practitioners provide medical monitoring during sedated echocardiograms which allows for complete evaluation on younger patients who may have trouble lying still while their study is performed If your child is scheduled to have a sedated echocardiogram you will be contacted with instructions it is very important to follow these instructions In addition to studies performed at Rady Children s Hospital San Diego our sonographers record studies in the neonatal intensive care units at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital and UC San Diego Medical Center for interpretation by our cardiologists Studies from other hospitals in our referral region are also sent to our cardiologists for interpretation MRI Scan A heart MRI is very helpful in children with heart disease as it provides detailed images and helps us assess heart function and flow within the blood vessels and across valves without the risk of radiation Beth Printz M D Ph D and Sanjeet Hegde M D Ph D are our cardiac MRI specialists Rady Children s has a child friendly state of the art MRI machine for performing cardiac MRIs which is housed at the Sharp and Children s MRI Center inside our Acute Care Pavilion The GE Discovery MR450 featuring the Cinema Vision system enables kids to watch a movie or listen to music during a MRI exam Studies have shown that entertainment during a MRI exam can soothe anxiety and minimize claustrophobia leading to faster and better exams in children who meet the screening criteria

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  • HLHS (Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome)
    ever performed in human beings Gradually over the last 30 years programs such as ours have been developing experience and seen increasingly successful results with surgery such that many children are now living into their teenage years and beyond At Rady Children s Hospital San Diego our surgeons have been specifically trained in surgery for HLHS at the centers that actually developed the modern operations including Boston Children s and the University of Michigan We are now able to offer surgery to almost all newborns with this condition Different babies have different sub types of HLHS and different risk factors There are several different operations and surgical options and these are best tailored to the individual patient s needs to achieve the best results When you consult with our surgeons and cardiologists we will review the options and our current results with them as it pertains to your individual baby The traditional first stage operation known as the Norwood named after Dr William Norwood from his work at Boston Children s is most difficult and carries the highest risk It always requires an incision and the use of cardiopulmonary bypass We utilize several different types of patch material in the repair including donor human heart tissue to reconstruct the aortic arch According to recent Society of Thoracic Surgeons national data the average survival to discharge for the Norwood operation is 81 percent in North America Since 2007 our program has maintained a 90 percent survival for all Norwood operations performed For patients with more risk factors who are thus at higher risk a Norwood operation may not be the most appropriate initial step In these cases we can offer all the newest hybrid options which as we apply them are techniques to minimize the effects of surgery on these highest

    Original URL path: http://www.rchsd.org/programs-services/cardiovascular-surgery/conditions-treated/hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome/ (2015-03-26)
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  • Rady Children’s Doctors Perform Hospital’s First Pediatric Heart Transplant
    in San Diego now allows us to provide comprehensive care for all children with any form of heart disease Families will no longer have to relocate to other cities for a heart transplant and can stay close to home and loved ones Eric suffered from a condition called restrictive cardiomyopathy a disease in which the heart walls become stiff and limit the heart from filling with blood properly As the disease progressed Eric became limited in what he could do including participating in sports and playing with his friends His only chance for a long healthy life was a heart transplant Eric has a twin brother Raul who suffers from the identical condition He is currently awaiting heart transplantation at Rady Children s Rady Children s cardiac transplant surgeon and surgical director Dr Eric Devaney led the transplant surgery He traveled by plane to the donor hospital to retrieve the heart carefully transported it back to Rady Children s and then immediately joined cardiac transplant surgeon Dr Daniel DiBardino in the operating room The surgeons then removed Eric s failing heart and sutured the new donor heart into place Performing a heart transplant truly takes a team effort said Dr Devaney In addition to the cardiologists and surgeons involved the transplant team is comprised of a variety of healthcare professionals including a transplant nurse a pathologist a pharmacist physical and occupational therapists social workers dietitians and child life specialists Transplant cardiologist and medical director Dr Rakesh Singh monitored Eric before the surgery and will be responsible for overseeing his post operative care To be able to tell families great news like this that their child will get a new heart is what I love best said Dr Singh It provides such a sense of relief and hope We ve been

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