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Our state-of-the-art, 17-bed Infant Cardiac Unit is dedicated to infants up to three months old who undergo surgery for complex congenital heart disease. It is the first of its kind in the world.
Physician-scientist Teresa Lee, MD, MS uses her training in pediatrics, pediatric cardiology, and clinical genetics to understand the genetic causes of infantile cardiomyopathy.
Columbia's team of surgical innovators are developing and refining mini-invasive procedures, hybrid approaches, and novel ways to repair or reconstruct heart valves in children.
Christopher J. Petit, MD, internationally recognized for clinical innovation and excellence in interventional cardiology, has been appointed Director of Pediatric Cardiology.
- July 23, 2021
During CPET Columbia cardio-physiologists put the pulmonary, cardiovascular, and skeletal muscle systems to work together to assess a child’s overall aerobic fitness.
- April 10, 2020
Born with the rare congenital heart defect Ebstein anomaly, Mahdi Islam had a heart transplant in 2018. “We always knew our son was in good hands,” his father says.
Source:NYP Health MattersMarch 3, 2020
After Cynthia Vander Molen’s son underwent open heart surgery, she wrote a book to help him and other children see how their scars make them stronger.
- February 20, 2020
High school junior Kelli MacTaggart's life changed suddenly when she went into cardiac arrest in the hallway of her high school.
- October 2, 2019
The Targoff Lab in Pediatrics is featured with the Zuckerman Institute’s announcement of SCAPE microscopy applications in collaboration with the Hillman Lab.
- November 5, 2018
Columbia is home to New York State’s first Fetal Cardiac Intervention Program, which is giving infants with CHD a fighting chance before birth.