During a routine ultrasound at Ridgecrest Regional Center a sonographer detected an anomaly and referred the patient to Dr. Satou. Baby Drake was born at UCLA and had a three-part operation that saved his life. Watch Video »
Heart surgeons and interventional congenital and structural cardiologists at UCLA Health are using 3D printed models of patients’ hearts to ensure the best surgical outcomes. Read more »
Battelle Healthcare Colloquium has recognized UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital as an Accredited Pediatric Heart Failure Institute. Mattel Children's is the second pediatric facility in California and the 12th in the nation to earn this distinction. (Battelle Memorial Institute) Read more »
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, chief of the division of pediatric cardiology at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, 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)
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 UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, was interviewed.
The UCLA Fetal Cardiology Program at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital 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 »
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. But for most with atherosclerosis – or hardening of the arteries, the most common cause of cardiovascular disease, which can lead to heart attack and stroke – it doesn't catch up with them until later in life. Yet what happens physiologically from lifestyle choices made decades prior can have a significant impact, even tracing all the way back to parents' choices before a child is born. Read more »