Children’s Hospital Boston
The Department of Cardiac Surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital has been at the forefront of pediatric heart surgery since 1938 when Robert Gross, MD, performed the first operation to correct a congenital heart defect. In the years since that groundbreaking procedure, our Department of Cardiac Surgery has grown to become the largest in the United States and one of the most specialized in the world.
Our cardiac surgery team is made up of six pediatric cardiac surgeons who are dedicated exclusively to patients with congenital heart disease and other rare heart conditions. Each year, our surgeons care for more than 1,000 patients, both children and adults, who require every type of congenital heart surgery. This experience translates to better outcomes. It also means that our surgeons can sub-specialize in different areas of cardiac surgery and push the boundaries of what was previously possible in each of their areas.
Dr Gerald Marx
Specializing in the field of Pediatric Cardiology, Dr. Marx is prepared to diagnose and treat heart conditions in children, including heart disease and congenital heart defects. Dr. Marx is trained to handle the most complex cardiologic disorders, taking into account the delicate nature of a child’s developing heart and body.
Currently we are analyzing the results of a specific surgical procedure, the Cone operation, that Dr. Del Nido, at our center, is one of the primary surgeons in the world. We are looking at the results of that operation on patients overall quality of life, improvement of valve function by 2 D and 3D echo, right ventricular function by MRI, and exercise capacity. We think it will help us gain very valuable information about the Cone operation and Ebsteins.
Research Study – Info
Dr. Gerald Marx Boston Children’s Hospital 3-17-15
“The current research project looks at the patients that have had the Cone operation. We want to compare the echocardiograms, exercise tests, MRI, caths, electrophysiology and a quality of life questionnaire before and after the Cone operation here at Boston Children’s hospital. We now have over 100 patients!! We will even be bringing some of those patients back for long term follow up. It will be the first such study of its kind. I think this will give us great information about the Cone operation, but also about Ebstein’s Anomaly in general”