Items Tagged ‘Dr. Mark Sklansky’

Red cap reminders of need to protect tiny hearts

March 15, 2018

Red cap reminders of need to protect tiny hearts

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

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


Vivian's Heart Journey

February 8, 2017

Vivian’s Heart Journey

By HRHJudy HRHJudy

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


March 30, 2016

The Story of a Griffin

By dawnsedorovich dawnsedorovich

The Story of a Griffin as told by Griffin: “What’s that Mommy? You want me to thank ONE of my doctors? Impossible… I want to thank my entire team of rock star doctors! Dr. Sklansky – thanks for saying hi through mommy’s belly before I was even born and making sure my heart stays healthy […]

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Tags: Balucan, Doctors Day, Dr. Alisha West, Dr. Brian Reemtsen, Dr. Jennifer Balucan, Dr. Mark Sklansky, patient stories, pediatric cardiology, pediatric head/neck surgery, pediatric otolaryngology, pediatrics


May 25, 2013

Our baby’s heart and finding hope

By ChloeGirl ChloeGirl

I am currently 35 weeks pregnant. At my 32 week ultrasound I was told my baby has a mass in her heart that is linked to a very serious genetic disorder. I was asked if I wanted to continue with the pregnancy and sent home on a Friday evening. Needless to say my husband and […]

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Tags: Dr. Mark Sklansky, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, nurses & staff, patient stories, pediatric cardiology


February 13, 2012

Keyota’s Story – Gotta Have Faith

By uclahealth uclahealth

  Keyota Cole was born with a bad heart. The 33-year-old from of Bakersfield, Calif., suffers from a congenital heart disease called Ebstein’s malformation of the tricuspid valve, and from abnormal pulmonary veins. She has undergone multiple surgeries over her lifetime, including one to repair a hole in her heart, a valve replacement and the […]

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Tags: Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center, cardiology, Dr. Brian Reemtsen, Dr. Jamil Aboulhosn, Dr. Mark Sklansky, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, patient stories