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UCLA Children's Heart Center open house celebration. Dr. Sklansky.

UCLA Children’s Heart Center Celebrates Grand Opening

The Children’s Heart Center at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA celebrated its grand opening at an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by staff, physicians, patients, family members and supporters on Jan. 23. Read more »


Dr. Gregory Perens, division pediatric cardiology. USA Today article. video photo courtesy of the Associated Press.Two young boys, their mom have successful heart transplants

Deanna Kremis and two of her three sons suffer from an inherited heart condition. All three have had life-saving heart transplants and share a unique bond as one of the few families to have three heart transplant recipients. (USA Today) Watch video »


Dr. Mark Sklansky, division chief of pediatric cardiology, was interviewed by Univision about a baby born with congenital heart disease and a condition called heterotaxy.

Baby Born With Unusual Condition

Dr. Mark Sklansky, chief of the division of pediatric cardiology at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, was interviewed by Univision about a baby born with congenital heart disease and a condition called heterotaxy, in which the heart and stomach are abnormally positioned. (Univision) Watch video »


Dr. Alejos and Vanessa Jimenez. La Opinion featured the story of a teenage girl who received a heart pump, called the Heart Mate II, to help bridge her to a recent successful heart transplant.Teen Girl Gets New Heart

La Opinion featured Nov. 24 the story of a teenage girl who received a heart pump, called the Heart Mate II, to help bridge her to a recent successful heart transplant. Dr. Juan Alejos, professor of pediatric cardiology and medical director of the pediatric heart transplant program at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, was interviewed. Read full article (in Spanish)»


UCLA Fetal Cardiology program awarded national accreditation

The UCLA Fetal Cardiology Program at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA proudly announced that it has received accreditation from the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine for fetal echocardiography which is the use of ultrasound to screen for fetal heart problems in pregnant patients. Read more »