Pediatric Heart Valve Surgery: Surgeon Insights with Dr. Richard Kim

Congenital heart defects (CHDs) are the most prevalent type of birth disorder affecting nearly one percent (1%) of newborns annually in the United States. While ventricular septal defect (VSD) is the most frequent congenital heart abnormality diagnosed, many babies are born with and/or develop various types of heart valve disease – including bicuspid aortic valves and Tetralogy of Fallot. In this video, Dr. Richard Kim, the Surgical Director of the Guerin Family Congenital Heart Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, answers important questions about CHD, heart valve disease, current treatments, and new innovations for managing heart valve disease throughout life. (Video posted on October 21, 2021)

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Dr. Richard Kim

Surgical Director
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA

(310) 423-1153

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