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Pediatric Cardiology Research Projects

  • Use of Rotational Angiography and XMRI Fusion for Interventional Cardiology
  • Development of a Piezoelectric Ventricular Assist Device
  • Use of Assist Devices in Fontan Patients
  • Development of a Thin Film Nitinol Stent
  • Investigation of the Link between Estrogen and Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Use of Thin Film Nitinol to Engineer Neurovascular and Pediatric Stents
  • Testing of a Novel Device for Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion
  • Testing of a Novel Device for Closure of Premie PDAs
  • Outcomes after heart transplantation in pediatric patients
  • The use of telemedicine to diagnose congenital heart disease in newborns
  • Immune dysfunction in children and adults after corrective and palliated congenital heart surgery
  • Use of new imaging methods in MRI and echocardiography in patients with congenital heart disease and cardiomyopathy
  • New ways to detect and prevent antibody mediated rejection after heart transplantation
  • The improvement of health care in children with chronic disease using a medical home model
  • Embryologic development of the conduction system
  • First trimester fetal echocardiography and other methods to improve early detection of congenital heart disease