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Pediatric Cardiology Collaborative Projects

  • The use of advanced materials to create valves and vascular devices to treat congenital heart disease in collaboration with faculty in the School of Engineering
  • Ways to improve prenatal and early postnatal detection of congenital heart disease
  • Studies to determine the pathogenesis of viral myocarditis in a collaboration with with faculty in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and the Tulane National Regional Primate Center.
  • Collaborations with the Ahmanson / UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center Specific areas of interest include pulmonary arterial hypertension in adults with congenital heart disease, treatment of patients with single ventricle physiology, and imaging. We are presently evaluating the use of advanced pulmonary vasodilator therapy in adults with Eisenmenger's syndrome and single ventricle congenital heart disease in two clinical trials.