Implementing a Grassroots Program to Improve Development for Children with Congenital Heart Disorders

Implementing a Grassroots Program to Improve Development for Children with Congenital Heart Disorders

Children who undergo open heart surgery in the first year of life are vulnerable to developmental delays, and are 11 times more likely to have gross motor impairment than healthy infants. What contributes to these developmental challenges, and how can congenital heart programs better support CHD families, identify delays earlier, and appropriately intervene to minimize long term impact? 

Jennifer Romano, MD, is a pediatric cardiac surgeon at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.

Presented at the Joint Conference on Advances in Pediatric Cardiovascular Disease Management.

The Congenital Heart Center at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital is consistently ranked among the top children’s heart programs in the nation.  Learn more about our neurodevelopmental follow up program.

This presentation is part of the Joint Conference on Advances in Pediatric Cardiovascular Disease Management 2017. Learn more about the additional presentations in this series.


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Dr. Jennifer C. Romano, received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and a Masters of Science in Health Services Research from the University of Michigan. She joined the faculty in 2006 following the completion of her residency ...

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