At the Heart of the Matter

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Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach
Featured speaker:

Shaun P. Setty, MD

Helen E. Hoag Endowed Chair in Pediatric CardioVascular Surgery; Medical Director, Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgery at both Long Beach Medical Center and Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach
  • Cardiothoracic / Thoracic Surgery

Dr. Setty is triple-board-certified in surgery, thoracic surgery, & congenital heart surgery. He began his medical education at Medical College of Ohio where he graduated with honors (AOA), and then did his general surgery residency at the renowned Oregon Health Sciences University, one of the largest general surgery training programs in the country. He then completed his cardiothoracic surgery training at the University of Minnesota, the birthplace of modern cardiac surgery. Dr. Setty went on to do additional congenital cardiac surgery training at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia and spent a year at Green Lane Hospital in New Zealand as a pediatric and adult cardiac surgery fellow.

Podcast Summary

Congenital heart defects are conditions present at birth that affect how a baby's heart is made and the way it works.

They are the most common type of birth defects.

In the United States, about 40,000 infants are born with a heart defect each year.

The Pediatric Heart Center at Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach provides total prenatal, infant, pediatric and young adult heart care for patients with congenital or acquired heart disease or who have a family history of heart problems.