The family of a 4-month-old infant took their baby home from Holtz Children’s Hospital at Jackson Memorial after UHealth – University of Miami Health System surgeons performed a life-saving surgery while the baby was still attached to her mother’s placenta. Doctors removed a plum-sized tumor covering the heart of Symphony Melody Edgecomb and crushing her lungs — all before completing a cesarean section to deliver the baby.
Surrounded by reporters and TV cameras, and wearing exercise clothing, UHealth patient Noel Zuniga ran hard on a treadmill at University of Miami Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Center. His workout during a press briefing on October 2 was a way of demonstrating how UHealth doctors changed his life for the better in the past year through a novel stem cell procedure that has healed much of the damage to his heart.
The Miller School of Medicine has launched an international fellowship program that will provide training and surgical experience with new technology-driven interventional treatments for structural heart disease. Participants in the one-year fellowship will spend eight months in Miami, two to three months at the Angiografia de Occidente in Cali, Colombia, and one month at ThoraxCenter in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Robert C. Hendel, M.D., professor of medicine, radiology and interim Chief of the Cardiovascular Division, was part of a delegation of Florida cardiologists who met with members of Congress and their staff in Washington, D.C.
A newly opened outpatient facility in Deering Plaza is providing South Dade families with direct, convenient access to UHealth pediatric specialists. UHealth Pediatric Specialists South, located in an office building adjacent to Jackson South Community Hospital, serves patients from newborns to age 21.