With a total artificial heart powered by a backpack-sized power supply, Stan Larkin, 24, can wait at home for a heart transplant. He is part of a rare group of U.S. patients who have been discharged from a hospital without a human heart.
U.S. children’s hospitals delivering the highest-quality care for children undergoing heart surgery, also appear to provide care most efficiently at a low cost, according to research led by the University of Michigan and presented Tuesday at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions in Chicago.
An automated external defibrillator (AED) can’t do much good in a school if no one is trained and ready to use it in an emergency. So the University of Michigan’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital’s Congenital Heart Center has become the Michigan affiliate for Project ADAM.
In his 18 months of life, Garrett Peterson has never gone home, spending his days in hospital beds tethered to ventilators that even at the highest settings couldn’t prevent his breathing from periodically stopping.
Edward L. Bove, M.D., didn’t know he was hitting a major milestone this spring, but the world-renowned pediatric cardiac surgeon performed his 10,000th surgery on March 27 at the University of Michigan’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.
The U-M Congenital Heart Center has been selected as a new Pediatric Heart Network core site for clinical research. Created and funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, the Pediatric Heart Network is a cooperative network of pediatric cardiovascular clinical research centers that conducts studies in children with congenital or acquired heart disease.