Children's National experts Axel Krieger, PhD, and Laura Olivieri, MD, talk about 3D printing with Voice of America.
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According to the American Heart Association, about nine of every 1,000 babies born in the United States have a congenital (present at birth) heart defect. This is a problem that occurs as the baby's heart is developing during pregnancy, before the baby is born. Congenital heart defects are the most common birth defects.
Our pediatric heart surgeons provide the full spectrum of heart surgery services, caring for children with even the most complex heart conditions.
A lead must be removed when it becomes infected or causes a mechanical problem in the heart.
In this post, Cardiologist Craig Sable, MD, of Children's National, who lead a team of cardiologists in Uganda providing treatment to children with heart disease and training local healthcare workers, wraps up the team's experiences.