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Congenital Heart Disease in Children —
Rescheduled: from 8/21 to Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 12 noon (EST)

Constantine Mavroudis, MD

  • Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery, Chair
  • Pediatric and Children's Hospital Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic's pediatric heart surgeons and cardiologists, are supported by pediatric cardiac nurses, anesthesiologists, child life specialists and allied health professionals, who are among the most highly trained and experienced in the world. Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital's Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease serves as leader in innovation and a worldwide referral and second opinion center for patients of all ages with congenital heart disease. Our staff manages all forms of heart disease in children and our success rates, including those for diagnosing, treating and repairing heart defects in newborns, are excellent. Our complication and mortality rates are among the lowest of any hospital.

Dr. Constantine Mavroudis is Chairman of Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital. Dr Mavroudis' practice at Cleveland Clinic attracts patients from the United States and abroad because of the expertise that he has developed in complex congenital heart repairs, arrhythmia surgery, coronary artery surgery in children, and cardiac transplantation. He is a proven leader and innovator, highly acclaimed in his field, both nationally and internationally. His surgical expertise centers on children and adults suffering from congenital heart disease, as well as coronary artery disease and other complex heart conditions.

In addition to his clinical achievements, Dr. Mavroudis is a well-known educator and researcher. He has published over 300 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. He is the Editor of the standard textbook, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, now in its third edition, and has served as editor or co-editor for many other textbooks. His specialty interests include heart transplantation, congenital heart disease, arrhythmias, coronary artery anomalies, and artificial lung research.

With Dr. Mavroudis and his colleagues in cardiothoracic surgery, plus a team of 14 pediatric cardiologists, Children's Hospital has the largest and most experienced team of pediatric heart care specialists in northern Ohio. He is accepting patients at our main campus in Cleveland, Ohio. Our specialists also see patients at Hillcrest and Fairview Hospitals and at other locations throughout the Northeast Ohio area.

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