CDH Part 1: What is Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia?

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, or CDH, is a birth defect that allows abdominal organs to pass through the diaphragm, enter the chest, and inhibit lung growth. This can cause breathing problems after birth. Let’s take a closer look at the hernia. The chest is separated from the abdomen by a thin muscle called the diaphragm. Sometimes…

The Heart in Four Dimensions

– Catheterization is a gold standard for evaluating pressure hemodynamics and to a good degree, also flow, but it’s a very two-dimensional view of what’s going on inside the heart. Whereas with MRI, we can also look at how the flow actually moves from one side of the heart to another, and to the vessels….

Meet Our Doc: Dunbar Ivy, MD, Heart Institute

I’m very dedicated to what I do. I’ve been involved for almost 25 years in taking care of children with congenital heart disease, and so it’s my lifelong passion to keep doing this. I think excellent care, the kind of care I would want my family to have would be the primary tenet. We provide…

CDH Part 3: CDH Pulmonary Hypertension

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, or CDH, is a birth defect that allows abdominal organs to pass through the diaphragm, enter the chest, and inhibit lung growth. This can cause breathing problems after birth. This can cause two main complications: Pulmonary Hypoplasia, and Pulmonary Hypertension, which means “high blood pressure in the lungs.” Before a baby is…

CDH Part 2: CDH Pulmonary Hypoplasia

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, or CDH, is a birth defect that allows abdominal organs to pass through the diaphragm, enter the chest, and inhibit lung growth. This can cause breathing problems after birth. This can cause two main complications: Pulmonary Hypoplasia, and Pulmonary Hypertension. The first is the degree of Pulmonary Hypoplasia, or “small lungs.” During…