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Texas Children's Hospital named first Accredited Pediatric Heart Failure Institute in Texas
Date:12/20/2013

Program; Heart Failure Continuum of Care; Colloquium Approved Abstract or Poster Presentation; and Outpatient Heart Failure Clinic.

"As one of the largest programs in the nation, our experience in treating patients with heart failure is leading the way in positive outcomes," said Dr. Jeff Dreyer, medical director of Heart Failure, Cardiomyopathy and Cardiac Transplantation at Texas Children's Hospital and professor of pediatrics-cardiology at BCM. "As a member of this prestigious colloquium we look forward to collaborating with other leading experts across the nation to advance the treatment for the hundreds of children facing heart failure in the United States and across the globe."

More than 600 children with chronic heart failure or cardiomyopathy are followed at Texas Children's Heart Center. Since its inception in 1984, Texas Children's Heart Center has performed more than 280 heart transplants, making it one of the largest and most successful programs in the nation. As the number of diagnoses for pediatric heart failure increases, so has the program's depth and breadth of experience in treating patients and the ability to offer the right pediatric ventricular assist device for each child.

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About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children's Hospital, a not-for-profit organization, is committed to creating a community of healthy children through excellence in patient care, education and research. Consistently ranked among the top children's hospitals in the nation, Texas Children's has recognized Centers of Excellence in multiple pediatric subspecialties including the Cancer and Heart Centers, and operates the largest primary pediatric care network in the country. Texas Children's has completed a $1.5 billion expansion, which includes the Jan and Dan Dun
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