Items Tagged ‘CHD’

October 31, 2017

Toys from the Heart

By HRHJudy HRHJudy

Vivian Prickett was born with a complex congenital heart defect and spent the first six months of her life in the NICU. At just 10 days old she had open heart surgery.

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Tags: CHD, Children's Heart Center, congenital heart defect, featured, heart, Mark Sklansky MD, patient stories, pediatric cardiology, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital

May 4, 2017

Three questions pregnant women should ask about fetal ultrasounds

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

For pregnant women,  a general fetal ultrasound between 18 to 22 weeks of pregnancy is standard medical practice. Ultrasound scans, which use high-frequency sound waves to show images of the fetus, placenta and amniotic fluid, help doctors to see how the baby is developing and to detect possible birth defects. While ultrasounds can help identify […]

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Tags: birth deffect screening, CHD, Doppler test, fetal screening, healthy baby, healthy pregnancy, heart defect, imaging techniques, makr sklansky md, mid-gestational fetal ultrasound, pediatric cardiology, pregnancy