Cardiology and Heart Surgery

Harnessing 3-D modeling of the pediatric heart

The UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center is inland Northern California's only full-service pediatric heart center, and provides some of Northern California's most sophisticated specialty and surgical expertise. Through a collaboration with UC Davis biomedical engineers, our team recently began using 3-D modeling to assist with more complex congenital heart patients. The models are based on CT scans and transthoracic echocardiograms, and allow our pediatric heart surgeons to visualize especially challenging procedures.

New chief of pediatric cardiology

Late last year we secured the services of renowned pediatric interventional cardiologist Frank Ing as our chief of pediatric cardiology. Ing has pioneered new techniques in both pediatric interventional cardiology and fetal cardiac interventions.

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"Many people at UC Davis hold a special place in our hearts. The team effort, expressed day in and day out by all involved in Isabella’s care, helped our family on some of the toughest days. They were all so professional, attentive and, most of all, supportive." – Robyn Lazzerini, mother of heart patient Isabella.