Congenital Heart Valve Program
At Children's, our care is informed by our research. Our scientists investigate every aspect of the heart, and the conditions that affect it, so we can offer new and improved treatments to our patients.
The primary goal of our research is to combine our clinical and engineering expertise to advance the state of the art in surgical repair of heart valves.
Major themes of our research include:
- development of novel devices and methods for surgical repair of valves
- advanced imaging and image processing to better understand and treat diseased valves and to guide minimally-invasive procedures
- computer simulation of patient-specific valve function to help plan an individual's valve surgery