Cardiovascular Follow Up Clinic

There has been significant progress in the care for infants with congenital heart disease in recent years. Thus, a longer follow-up period is warranted to address neurodevelopmental needs, such as, learning, behavior, attention, and social competence into later childhood.

The Munroe-Meyer Institute at the University of Nebraska Medical Center has initiated a cardiovascular follow-up clinic to evaluate preschool and school-age children who have undergone surgery for complex congenital heart disease. The purpose of this clinic is to further examine developmental outcomes in children with complex congenital heart disease who have undergone corrective surgery. Specifically, neurodevelopmental outcomes are examined to explore the impact of surgical intervention and the significant risk for developmental disabilities during early and late elementary school.