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Texas Children's Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program earns national accreditation (TMC News - 9/25/17)
Texas Children’s Hospital is proud to announce its Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program recently earned Comprehensive Care Center accreditation from the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA).

Halle Spivey (TMC Pulse - 9/6/17)
When her infant daughter is older, Autumn Spivey will tell her that her scars are symbols of her inborn courage, of “how brave she has been through all of this, even though she may not remember.”

Texas Children’s Hospital ranks No. 1 in heart care (KTRK - 6/27/17)
Congratulations goes to Texas Children's Hospital. The facility was ranked No. 1 for heart care.

Texas Children's ranked No. 1 in heart care (Houston Chronicle - 6/27/17)
U.S. News & World Report has ranked Texas Children's Hospital the No. 1 pediatric hospital for cardiology and heart surgery in its new survey, a testament to the Houston hospital's superior outcomes involving procedures considered unthinkable 25 years ago. 

Texas Children’s Hospital ranked No. 1 for pediatric cardiology, heart surgery (Cardiology Today - 6/27/17)
Texas Children’s Hospital has been named at the best hospital for pediatric cardiology and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report.

Chance's story: When newborns face open-heart surgery (U.S. News & World Report - 6/21/17)
Born with severe congenital heart disease, a dauntless 6-year-old keeps reaching new milestones.

What congenital heart disease means for your child (U.S. News & World Report - 6/21/17)
Congenital heart defects are the most common of all birth defects. But if your child is diagnosed with one, it feels like you're entering strange, uncharted territory.

Baby Tenley gets heart transplant at Texas Children's Hospital (KPRC - 5/29/17)
Texas Children's Hospital joined the ranks of three other hospitals last week for surpassing 1,500 transplants. One of them was a lifesaving heart transplant for Tenley Kennedy.

HISD student receives new heart with support from Waltrip HS band (KTRK - 5/4/17)
It took a heart from a stranger to save the life of a Houston boy. Jose Tovar once feared he might not live to see 16. He was born with a heart defect.

Doctor explains heart surgery performed on Jimmy Kimmel's newborn son (KTRK - 5/2/17)
At Texas Children's Hospital, it's a condition that is addressed with surgery an average of 50 times a year.

Teen receives new beat on life with precision heart surgery (KTRK - 2/24/17)
For any parent, learning that your child needs heart surgery is frightening. But thanks to advances in modern medicine and technologies, procedures have become more routine, without the need for invasive incisions.

Texas Children’s Hospital and Bellows celebrate Pediatric Tower topping out (TMC News - 2/13/17)
On Thursday, Feb. 9, Texas Children’s Hospital and W.S. Bellows Construction celebrated the topping out of Texas Children’s new Pediatric Tower in the Texas Medical Center. 

Mothers of preemies face increased heart disease risk (Reuters - 2/8/17)
Women who have premature babies are more likely than other mothers to develop heart disease later in life, even if they didn’t have any risk factors for cardiovascular problems before pregnancy, a recent study suggests.

Surgeon at Texas Children’s Hospital receives prestigious award (Katy Magazine - 2/2/17)
Dr. Lauren Kane, congenital heart surgeon at Texas Children’s Hospital, was recently awarded the Carolyn E. Reed Traveling Fellowship from The Thoracic Surgery Foundation (TSF).

Cooling no help after cardiac arrest in kids (MedPage Today - 1/26/17)
Therapeutic hypothermia failed to improve survival in children resuscitated from in-hospital cardiac arrest, results of a large randomized trial showed.

Boy born with heart condition runs Houston Half Marathon (KHOU - 1/25/17)
When little Jack Guyre was born, doctors at Texas Children's Hospital noticed something wasn't quite right.

Bouncing Back: Ellie Ferraro thrives after surgery for a congenital heart defect (TMC Pulse - 12/6/16)
When Dana was pregnant with Ellie, she and Andrew were brimming with joy over the new addition to their growing family. But after a routine checkup during the first trimester, that excitement quickly turned into anxiety.