Items Tagged ‘congenital heart defect’

Dr. Laks, Our Superhero

September 12, 2018

Dr. Laks, Our Superhero

By dawn yeshuasaves

My son Josiah was born with a complex congenital heart defect in 1991. We were told he would have to wait for his surgical repair due to age and the complexity of the repair. Thanks to the wisdom of our local Pediatric Cardiologist in San Bernardino, Dr Sin, he pointed us to Dr Laks at […]

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Tags: complex congenital heart defect, congenital heart defect, Dr. Hillel Laks, featured, four stage correction, patient stories, Pediatric Cardiologist, right unifocalization, surgical repair


Red cap reminders of need to protect tiny hearts

March 15, 2018

Red cap reminders of need to protect tiny hearts

By Amy Albin amyalbin

UCLA Health joins the American Heart Association in giving newborns red caps in campaign to raise awareness of heart disease More than 150 babies born at UCLA Health during the month of February are going home with a red caps that were handmade by volunteers from the American Heart Association. The goal of the Little […]

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Tags: cardiology, Children's Heart Center, congenital heart defect, Dr. Mark Sklansky, fetal ultrasound, heart disease, heart health, heart health tips, Heart Month, Johnese Spisso, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, ultrasound


October 31, 2017

Toys from the Heart

By HRHJudy judy12

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


Vivian's Heart Journey

February 8, 2017

Vivian’s Heart Journey

By HRHJudy judy12

The chances of winning the Powerball are 1 in 992 Billion. The chances of having a child with a heart defect are 1 in 100. About 1 out of every 100 babies (approximately 40,000) born each year in the US have some type of Congenital Heart Defect (CHD). Each year worldwide, 100,000 babies under the […]

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Tags: cardiac interventions, congenital heart defect, Dr. Mark Sklansky, heart defect, NICU, open heart surgeries, patient stories, PICU, UCLA Children's Heart Center, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital