Items Tagged ‘Dr. Juan Alejos’

200 hearts mended and counting

August 7, 2017

200 hearts mended and counting

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“My dad was a pediatrician, and he was my hero. My very first year as an intern here, he got sick and passed away. After I finished my training, I went back to Peru, where my parents are from, and talked to one of the doctors in the hospital there,” says Dr. Juan Alejos, clinical […]

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Tags: cardiologist, congenital heart disease, Dr. Juan Alejos, featured, pediatric cardiology, pediatrician, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, surgeon, UCLA Pediatric Heart Transplant Program, US News, volunteer surgeons


Dravyn’s Story

March 19, 2015

Dravyn’s Story

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“How do you say thank you for giving your baby life?” Nicole still wonders. In addition to the gratitude she feels towards Dravyn’s transplant team, Nicole has as special place in her heart for the family of the donor.

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Tags: cardiology, Dr. Juan Alejos, Dr. Leigh Reardon, featured, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, patient stories, pediatrics, pulmonary atresia


May 28, 2010

Berlin Heart Ventricular Assist Device – Penelope’s Story

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Nearly 200 children are awaiting heart transplants in the United States, but many will die before a suitable organ becomes available. Penelope Gordon was among those youngsters facing an uncertain future when she was airlifted to Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA after becoming desperately ill following a visit to her great-grandparent’s house. At UCLA, doctors diagnosed […]

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Tags: Berlin Heart, Dr. Brian Reemtsen, Dr. Juan Alejos, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, Pediatric Heart Transplant Program