Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Lab
The Stanford Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Lab research program is focused on three aspects of surgery for congenital cardiac disease:
We are developing surgical and technological approaches to permit the repair of heart defects in utero.
We would like to make it possible to surgically correct congenital heart defects in utero. Such early intervention could significantly reduce morbidity because once abnormal blood flow patterns begin, they prevent the normal structural development of the heart, requiring complex surgeries after birth.
We want to make pediatric cardiac surgery as safe as possible.
We are working to develop surgical approaches to protect the developing neonatal brain from injury during complex surgeries that require use of the heart-lung machine.
We are developing novel strategies for bioengineering heart valves for pediatric patients.
We are working to bioengineer pediatric heart valves that can self-renew and grow with the child.