Pediatric Heart News Winter 2012
photo by Keith Weller
Articles in this Issue
Given the aggressive nature of the aneurysms associated with Loeys-Dietz syndrome, Johns Hopkins pediatric heart surgeons not only operate early in the course of the disease, but have shown that doing so can waylay catastrophe.
Johns Hopkins pediatric cardiologist Hal Dietz is using animal models to show losartan's success in both Marfan syndrome as well as Loeys-Dietz.
Johns Hopkins is always pushing the boundaries of pediatric cardiovascular care, and soon will be moving into the state-of-the-art Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center.
Following his transplant, a busy eighth-grader and his family are adjusting to their "new normal."
When medications, exercise and diet are unable to bring down cholesterol levels that have spiraled out of control, a procedure that filters the offending low-density lipoproteins out of the blood may be life-saving.
Percutaneous valve replacement have the potential to improve quality of life for many patients with congential heart defects.
When prenatal ultrasounds show signs of a problem, a team of specialists at the the Johns Hopkins Children's Center for Fetal Echocardiography come together to plan the most appropriate treatment.