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Ryan Moore, MD

About the Author Ryan Moore, MD

Ryan Moore, MD, is currently an advanced imaging pediatric cardiology fellow at Cincinnati Children’s Heart Institute. He has interest in developing educational resources for families and trainees, especially related to 3-dimensional animation and technology.


  1. Wow! Of course I had to download that app as soon as I read this article!! That is sooo cool! My daughter was born with TGA, VSD, and pulmonary stenosis! I always tell people her pulm artery and aorta formed backwards! The pediatric cardiologist drew me a pic when I was still pregnant and I never truly understood what TGA meant! This app is really cool! My daughter is 3 and I let her move the heart around on the screen and she thought it was pretty neat! Great work!!!! I really appreciate this info and I will be sure to pass it along to my other heart moms!!!

    Jennifer kurten - July 11, 2014 at 11:42 pm Reply
  2. Thank you so much for this app. I wish, the doctors in clinic had had this app when they explained the TGA of my daughter to us. We are thinking about donating an iPad with the app to our clinic.
    Our daughter had a rather rare coronar anomaly in addition to the TGA — do you plan to add coronar anomalies to the “line-up”? I had to consult a friend (who is an MD) and she explained the coronar anomaly (or tried to) with a large stack of anatomy books.

    Stefan Rusche - July 12, 2014 at 8:27 am Reply
  3. One more thing: could you add a Flattr button to your page. I’d like to donate :-)

    Stefan Rusche - July 12, 2014 at 8:30 am Reply
    1. Many thanks for the recommendation! We will look into that option. We also have a donation page specifically for the Heart Institute, if you’d like to make a donation here: https://giving.cincinnatichildrens.org/SSLPage.aspx?pid=793

      Rachel Camper - July 14, 2014 at 8:47 am Reply
  4. The app is extremely helpful! Much thanks for taking the time to develop this. Our daughter has moderate aortic stenosis and they believe her aortic valve is bicuspid. Would love to see that added in your next version. Thanks again!

    Joe Denson - July 12, 2014 at 5:55 pm Reply
  5. Just wondering if you know how long until the android one comes out?

    cassandra - July 13, 2014 at 12:21 am Reply
  6. Hi, what a great idea. Would love to see one on ccTGA, WPW syndrome and “Double Switch”. Looking forward to seeing the ebsteins one as well.

    Dee Cosgrove - July 13, 2014 at 2:40 am Reply
  7. This is an amazing idea! When our son was diagnosed at 4 weeks old (in 2011) with ToF, severe pulmonary stenosis and an abnormal coronary artery anatomy, we left the hospital with our drawing, we were overwhelmed, confused and told it was best not to google. Of course we googled! We had no idea what a congenital heart disease was! Maybe ‘abnormal coronary artery anatomy’ could be added to the defects, it caused some difficulty with our son’s surgeries as they were not ‘textbook’. Will definitely download when the Android version is available! Thank you, from Australian Heartmums :)

    Rebecca Hood - July 13, 2014 at 5:44 pm Reply
  8. Hi, what a fantastic app. Our son is hypoplastic right heart(HRHS) along with several other “add on’s”, TGA,tricuspid atresia & more, it would be great to have HRHS included in your app to be able to show our son when he is older exactly what he has endured & to allow other families in a similar situation to have access to this information.
    Keep up the awesome work :-)
    New Zealand

    Rachael Bartle - July 13, 2014 at 7:12 pm Reply
  9. Your talents never cease to amaze me Dr. Moore! Thank you so much for taking time to develop this tool for parents. We all appreciate it so much! (Gen says hi!)

    Melissa Jouett - July 17, 2014 at 4:03 pm Reply
  10. I am so proud of u

    steve - August 11, 2014 at 9:09 pm Reply
  11. I have Tricuspid Atresia. I would love to see that added at some point. It’s a great app so far. It would be great to show my GP or other doctors that deal with me on non-heart issues.

    Rachel Wilson - August 14, 2014 at 11:19 pm Reply
  12. Hi
    Has Truncus Arteriosis been added?
    Great App and wonderful idea. Thank you.


    Raj Hemus - December 11, 2014 at 5:42 pm Reply
  13. Hi, what a fantastic idea !! Just wondering if you could add to your list of ‘To-do’ – Complete Pulmonary Atresia with VSD and MAPCAS. I know it’s a bit rare and very complex, but I find it so hard to explain to people and this App would be a huge help ! Thankyou !!
    Heartkid Mum in Australia

    Jodie Nema - December 11, 2014 at 9:02 pm Reply
  14. I’m thrilled to hear that Truncus Arteriosus is in the works along with interrupted aortic arch! It has always been so hard to find good information about these defects since they are on the much rarer side! I will be on the look out!

    Lisa - December 12, 2014 at 4:53 pm Reply
  15. I would love for you to add Pulmonary Vein Stenosis and Cor Triathlete to the list.

    Carrie - December 12, 2014 at 7:13 pm Reply
  16. This so awesome! I wish you much success. My son’s defects are not available but this is such a wonderful tool for parents and patients to gain a better understanding of how these defects and how they are repaired.

    Marshall's Mommy - December 14, 2014 at 7:34 am Reply
  17. What a shame that I can’t download this app in the Netherlands. I think it would be of great help for my medicine study.

    Lisa - January 25, 2015 at 2:22 pm Reply
  18. My daughter has transportation of the great vessels with the mustard patch done at 9 months old. She is 30 years old.

    Leslie Rintz - March 6, 2015 at 11:22 pm Reply
  19. Will you please make an illustration of cctga? Congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries. No surgical corrections. That is my defect. This is very interesting. Thank you.

    Sally Pennington - March 8, 2015 at 12:37 am Reply
  20. Can you add hypo plastic right heart syndrome to the app? Great idea and thank you.

    Allison Armstrong - March 8, 2015 at 1:14 pm Reply

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