Dr. Gerald Marx truly enjoys interacting with his patients, and for some, that special bond begins before the patient is even born. Get to know our amazing pediatric cardiologist in this video and learn what he loves most about working for Boston Children’s Heart Center. For more information and resources, visit: [ Bchil.org Link ]
In the early morning of 9/11, Boston Children’s Hospital’s Fetal Cardiology team was about to perform the world’s first successful cardiac intervention on Jennifer Miller's unborn son, Jack. We catch up with Jennifer 15 years later to find out how Jack is doing, and why she remained calm and confident about undergoing a groundbreaking procedure in the midst of national chaos: [ Bchil.org Link ]
For our next February #MondayMilestone, we introduce you to Maria de la Paz from Asuncion, Paraguay. She is 5-years-old and traveled all the way to Boston Children's for open heart surgery for #HLHS at just 6-days-old. She enjoys going to school, taking ballet and swimming classes, and especially loves attending "Little Picasso" art classes. We hear she is quite the little artist! Here is a...
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Dr. Audrey Marshall, pediatric cardiologist and chief of Invasive Cardiology, has been working at Boston Children’s since 1993. This video highlights some of the amazing work she does for the Fetal Cardiology Program, and everything that goes into providing the best care for babies diagnosed with congenital heart defects. For more information and resources, visit: [ Bchil.org Link ]
For our photo of the week we celebrate Leah who recovered well from open heart surgery at Boston Children’s and will soon undergo a kidney transplant. We wish her all the best at her upcoming surgery and thank her for celebrating #HeartMonth with us.
Meet Dr. Abraham Rudolph, 93, who came to Boston Children's in 1951 as our first cardiology fellow. His contributions to understanding congenital heart disease helped launch the field of fetal cardiology. Learn more about his incredible career. #TBT

Abraham Rudolph MD: Path of a pediatric cardiology pioneer

We celebrate #HeartMonth every February by doing what we do every day: treat a full spectrum of cardiac disorders and create new ways to improve care. Read a selection of five stories from the past year that highlight the Heart Center's innovations and advancements making a difference.

Innovations and advancements: Honoring Heart Month

When a baby like Elliot Grace, pictured here, is prenatally diagnosed with a heart defect, parents are faced with a wealth of information to comprehend and retain. An Expectant Parent's Guide to Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and Other Single Ventricle Defects was created by our Terra Lafranchi, NP to help. Request an electronic copy, now available in both English and Spanish, at: [ Bchil.org...
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Robert Gross, MD, made history 78 years ago when he performed the first surgery to correct a congenital heart defect on 7-year-old Lorraine (Sweeney) Nicoli. Lorraine reconnected with Dr. Gross in her 20s, and the two started a correspondence in which she sent a card every Valentine's Day signed, "Your wee heart girl." Now a great grandmother, Lorraine still stays in touch. Watch this video to...
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Boston Children’s has been at the forefront for amazing developments and innovations of fetal cardiac intervention since 2001. Meet Dr. Wayne Tworetzky, Director of the Fetal Cardiology Program in this video and find more information here: [ Bchil.org Link ] #HeartMonth
For our next February #MondayMilestone, meet Adam from Massachusetts. He was born with an endocardial cushion defect and underwent four open heart surgeries by the time he was 3 years old. This month, Adam celebrates his 11th birthday, as well as an 11-year friendship with his Boston Children’s Cardiologist, Dr. David Brown. We are excited to celebrate Adam’s Birthday and incredible 11-year...
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Frozen yogurt bark is a heart healthy, simple dessert your kids can make! This desert is very easy and versatile to everyone’s favorite yogurt flavors and preferred toppings!

Spread any flavored Greek yogurt on a pan lined with parchment paper. Add toppings such as fruit for a source of fiber natural sweetness and nuts to provide a heart healthy fat. Place in freezer until frozen. Break or...
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Did You Know? Feb 7-14 is heart week! For our local families -- join It's My Heart - New England and Mended Little Hearts of Boston to celebrate! They will be hosting their 5th Annual HEART SOCIAL with food, music, games, crafts, door prizes, friends, and fun! Click on the event page to learn more #HeartMonth

CHD Awareness Heart Social

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Support heart patients like Avery and ask your salon to be part of HAIRraising for Boston Children’s Hospital: [ HAIRraising.org Link ] On Sunday, May 21, salons across New England and beyond will participate in a huge cut-a-thon. Salons will donate their time and services, clients will get stylish haircuts for a discounted rate, and all proceeds benefit the Heart Center at Boston Children's...
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Before Francesca was born, her mom knew something was wrong. A 40-week ultrasound revealed her baby had a massive heart tumor. Today, 4-year-old Francesca dreams of what she'll be when she grows up. Read how the Boston Children’s Heart Center made her dreams possible: [ Bchil.org Link ] #HeartMonth
Did you know that at least half of all babies born with a heart condition are not diagnosed during pregnancy? This short video highlights three simple questions to ask at your 18- to 22-week screening ultrasound to make sure your baby’s heart is healthy. View and share! [ Bchil.org Link ] #HeartMonth
We invite you all to participate in a Twitter chat this Thursday, February 9th at 1pm. The Congenital Heart Public Health Consortium (CHPHC) lifelong care workgroup has partnered with March of Dimes, Adult Congenital Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology for this Twitter chat as part of CHD Awareness Week. The topic will be "Reproductive Health for Women with a CHD." Follow...
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What a fun campaign for #CHD patients! Check in with the Mended Little Hearts National Organization Facebook page each day during #HeartMonth to see the #RockYourScar winners :)
Cora from New York is our first February #MondayMilestone and this month, she is celebrating her 3rd Heartversary for open heart surgery at Boston Children's. Cora is in preschool now and loves music, dancing, reading and playing with her big sister Chloe. She is preparing for a kidney transplant at Boston Children's and we wish her all the best! Read more about Cora: [ Bchil.org Link ]