Heart Institute In the News

View current and past news clips below featuring the Heart Institute at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh patients, programs and staff. Check back for updates.


COVID-19 in Adults With Congenital Heart Disease
Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Vol. 77 No. 13

Functional and molecular effects of TNF-α on human iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes
Stem Cell Research, April 2021

In Search of "Hepatic Factor": Lack of Evidence for ALK1 Ligands BMP9 and BMP10
American Journal of Respiratory Critical Care Medicine, January 2021


Young athlete who received a new heart for Christmas years ago encourages others to donate
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (6/26/2017)

Children's Hospital was well represented at the International Society of Heart & Lung Transplantation's (ISHLT) Annual Meeting in San Diego in April. Brian Feingold, MD, MS, FAHA, has begun a two-year term as chair of the Pediatric Thoracic Transplantation and Heart Failure Council of the ISHLT. He also presented an invited talk on alloantibodies (sensitization) and transplant outcomes. Jen Picarsic, MD, an attending in Pediatric Pathology, had an oral presentation of research on histology of late failing heat allografts. Massimo Mangiola, PhD, assistant director of the Histocompatibility Lab, presented a poster on unique alloantibody diagnosis and care in pediatric heart transplant patients.


Congratulations to the nurses honored in Pittsburgh Magazine's Excellence in Nursing feature, including those representing the Heart Institute.


Diane Hupp, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Honorable Mention:

Kristen Straka, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Advanced Practice Nurse
Jamie Bloch, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

See full list here

Guests bond over shared experiences at Heart Camp for Kids
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (6/25/2016) 

National Donor Day highlights importance of lifesaving organ gift
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (2/14/2016)

Wear Red Day - February 5, 2016

Staff from the Heart Institute at Children's wore red on National Wear Red Day, Feb. 5, to raise awareness of heart disease in women. And for Heart Month, marked each February.

Google Cardboard saves baby's life
CNN (1/7/2016)


Sub Marathon Man
90.5 WESA (6/20/2015)

We first met our guest Darren Miller as attempted to become the first American man to complete the Ocean’s Seven Challenge. Having accomplished that mission Darren has set his sights on a new challenge. This Saturday he will attempt the Sub 3 Marathon at Presque Isle State Park on Lake Erie. Like his other athletic endeavors this challenge is to raise money and awareness for charity. Also taking part in the conversation is Miller’s fiance, marathon swimmer, Alli DeFrancesco.

Carpenters from Seoul constructing Korean Nationality Room at Pitt
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (6/17/2015)

Essential Pittsburgh: Healing the Hearts of Pittsburgh Children
90.5 WESA (6/11/2015)

For a heart-transplant patient and her family, Pittsburgh’s food helps heal
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (4/8/2015)

Teen is Heart Hero at Westmoreland and Indiana Heart Ball
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (3/29/2015)

Couple create T-shirt fundraiser to give back to hospital
New Castle News (3/10/2015)

Boxing Champ's Daughter Doing Well After Heart Transplant
ABC Action News (3/9/2015)

My Grandson Nolan's Journey
Pennsylvania State Representative Garth Everett recounts the medical journey of his grandson Nolan, who underwent a heart transplant at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

Medical professionals learning more about hypoplastic heart disease
Uniontown Herald-Standard (1/26/2015)