Sharing Asia’s Heart Transplant Story Is Like Throwing A Pebble In The Water
Asia hopes sharing her heart transplant story will help encourage others to consider organ donation. She had a transplant as a baby and is now thriving.
One Year Post Open-Heart Surgery, Alexander Doing Well
The Marshall's video, "Waiting for Alexander" featured their son's congenital heart disease diagnosis. A year later, he is indistinguishable from his peers.
The Day Doctors Removed My Son’s PICC Line
My son, James Dickson, was born with tetralogy of Fallot, a congenital heart condition comprised of four heart defects which cause oxygen-poor blood to flow from the heart to the
One day at a time: Recovery from heart failure, stroke, Castleman’s
Liam was a smart, funny and outgoing three-year-old boy. He walked and talked early and was advanced for his age. He loved dinosaurs and could even tell you which ones
Camp Joyful Hearts: A Summer Camp For Kids and Teens With Heart Disease
Last Summer I had the honor of being an older camper and camp counselor at Camp Joyful Hearts, a residential summer camp for kids and teens that have heart disease.
3-D Heart Models Help Our Team Prepare for Complex Surgeries
The next big thing in imaging was recently used to help prepare our team for a rare and complex heart procedure. Over the last year, Cincinnati Children’s Heart Institute has
The Heart Has A Hard Job to Do
A couple of weekends ago, our family attended the 3rd annual Heart Institute Family Education Day at Cincinnati Children’s. We heard amazing speakers as we focused on the long term outcomes
Growing Up in Heartland
You have probably never heard my son’s name, Max Page, but you might recognize him. He was the mini Darth Vader in the 2011 Volkswagen Super Bowl commercial. Soon after
6 Questions to Ask When Your Child Complains of Chest Pain
Has your child complained of chest pain? Ask yourself these 6 questions to determine if it is a serious concern.
Testing Recommended: High Cholesterol Can Occur in Childhood
High cholesterol isn’t a problem limited to adulthood. In fact, it’s becoming more common in children. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that among youths aged 12-19 years,
Animated Videos Illustrate Congenital Heart Defects
Learn more about what your child's congenital heart defect really looks like with these animated videos.
Olympic Athlete Shaun White Overcomes Congenital Heart Condition
The story of Olympic Athlete Shaun White demonstrates why adults with heart defects, like tetralogy of Fallot, should have life-long testing and care.
Seacrest Studios Performance Was My Victory Lap
After receiving a diagnosis of restrictive cardiomyopathy, Liz turned to music. Read about her journey to receiving a heart transplant and how music helped her along the way.
Today We Celebrate Tiernee’s One Year Anniversary
When you hear of someone celebrating a milestone, weddings, anniversaries and graduations probably come to mind. Today we celebrate a different kind of milestone: one year living with a Total
My Son’s Heart Was A ‘Ticking Time Bomb’
My son, Jordan (pictured top left), is a typical teenager: he has a messy room, forgets to take out the trash and acts silly. But he is also very loving,
You Can Save A Life: AEDs Are Simple To Use And Require No Experience
The functionality of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) is complex. It evaluates the heart rhythm and delivers an electric shock to the heart when it unexpectedly stops. It’s no wonder
What Your Heart History Has To Do With Your Kid’s Sports
It’s a story that we hear too often: a student athlete shoots a game-winning shot and collapses during the celebration. In many cases the underlying cause of that fatal collapse
The Greatest Gifts Come from the Heart
This month we are sharing reader-submitted stories that reveal the true spirit of the holiday season. This is Hannah’s story as told by her mom, Libby. Every day when I look into
Years After Heart Surgery, Kids Face Developmental Challenges
Seven-year-old Lydia Butler’s medical journey began when she was five days old and her parents found out she had a heart murmur. Tests showed she had tricuspid atresia, a defect