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Zhania and Zion Coleman, a brother and sister growing up with sickle cell disease, received heart transplants within seven weeks of each other.
Tiernee Gonzalez, a childhood cancer survivor, lived with an artificial heart while she waited for a life-saving transplant.
Jason Williams became the first person with Duchenne muscular dystrophy in the United States to receive a life-extending cardiac assist device as “destination therapy.”
These are some of the reasons why 16,000 patients from 42 states and 19 countries have placed their hearts in the hands of the growing team of experts at Cincinnati Children’s Heart Institute. Our cardiology and heart surgery program ranks No. 9 in the nation in the 2014-15 list of best children’s hospitals compiled by U.S. News & World Report.
Our Heart Institute brings a unique blend of pediatric cardiologists, heart surgeons, cardiac anesthesiologists, and scientists together to improve outcomes for children with heart disease. Since the Institute was formed in 2008, we have become a national and international leader in the field.
“We have families and other physicians coming to us from all over the world to receive and learn about the most advanced medical and surgical therapies for the most complex cardiac conditions,” says David Morales, MD, chief of Cardiovascular Surgery at the Heart Institute. “In addition to outstanding care, we conduct groundbreaking research and we train many other specialists who go on to practice in many other medical centers.”
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