Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital
Local: 305-666-6511
Toll Free: 800-432-6837
My Kids Patient Portal
Advanced Search

Medical Services
In this section


Patient Success Stories

     Bookmark and Share

What to Expect when your Infant has Open Heart Surgery
By: The Parents of Myranda (8 months old) Open Heart Surgery Patient October 2, 1995 at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital Dr. Redmond Burke, Chief, Cardiovascular Surgery

Myranda Photo 
The Day Before Surgery
Admitted to hospital, a few tests (minimal pain and discomfort)
Myranda surgery photo
Day of Surgery

12:15 pm - Surgery begins
4:30 pm - Surgery completed
5:00 pm - Patient moved to CICU


Seven Hours After Surgery
Many I.V.s Two Chest tubes allow drainage Sleeping, breathing helped by ventilator
Myranda after surgery photo
Two Days After Surgery
All but two drugs discontinued Chest tubes removed, I.V. in left arm only Breast feeding okay
Myranda 3 days after surgery photo 
Three Days After Surgery

Moved out of CICU to regular hospital room Eating baby food
Myranda photo 
Four Days After Surgery
Sitting up Very active

Myranda with Dr. Burke photo

Posing for picture with Dr. Burke
Ready to go home

Myranda Photo
Five Days After Surgery
Home taking two medicines with few restrictions
Myranda at home photo
Eight Months After Surgery

Look close or you'll miss the scar!
Do you have a patient success story? If so please submit your patient success stories on our success story submission page.

For Pediatric Cardiology & Cardiovascular Surgery Information or if you wish to make an appointment, please call 305-662-8301.