Items Tagged ‘pediatric cardiology’

Foundation honors CHD patient Noah Bella Michaelis with gift  to UCLA

May 23, 2019

Foundation honors CHD patient Noah Bella Michaelis with gift to UCLA

By uclahealth uclahealth

Noah Bella Michaelis spent 13 years living with health challenges from being born with complex congenital heart defects (CHD) and heterotaxy syndrome. The syndrome involves an abnormal arrangement of internal organs in the chest and abdomen. On January 3, 2017, Noah succumbed to a life-threatening condition she developed, known as plastic bronchitis. “Noah was unlike […]

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Tags: cardiology, Daniel Levi MD, featured, heart, noah michelis, pediatric cardiology, pediatric lymphatic program, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


UCLA Pediatric Heart Surgery Team Innovates Superior Care

February 28, 2019

UCLA Pediatric Heart Surgery Team Innovates Superior Care

By uclahealth uclahealth

There was a time Glen Van Arsdell, MD, director of pediatric cardiac surgery at UCLA Health, wanted to be a fireman or a chicken farmer. Those were unusual choices for a boy who spent his formative years in Thailand with parents who were medical missionaries. His father, a surgeon by training, provided his patients with […]

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Tags: cardiologist, Children's Heart Center, congenital heart disease, featured, Glen Van Arsdell MD, Heart Month, pediatric cardiology


Dr. Satou, UCLA Excited about the future of the Heart

February 23, 2019

Dr. Satou, UCLA Excited about the future of the Heart

By Chayil Champion mchampion

{2019 Heart Month Feature Story} Dr. Gary Satou was born for pediatric cardiology and it did not take him long to find out. As the son of a physician, he knew it was only a matter of time before he entered the vast world of medicine. “I was in high school and I saw a […]

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Tags: cardiology, featured, pediatric cardiology, pediatrics


How can I help my child live a heart-healthy life?

February 5, 2018

How can I help my child live a heart-healthy life?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Most children are born with healthy hearts. By making small lifestyle choices to encourage healthier eating and daily physical activity, you can help your children maintain healthy hearts throughout their lives. “Parents should encourage their children to develop healthy diet and exercise habits early in life,” says Mark Sklansky, MD, chief of the UCLA division […]

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Tags: healthy heart, heart, Mark Sklansky MD, pediatric cardiology, UCLA division of pediatric cardiology, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


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


200 hearts mended and counting

August 7, 2017

200 hearts mended and counting

By uclahealth uclahealth

“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


May 4, 2017

Three questions pregnant women should ask about fetal ultrasounds

By Amy Albin amyalbin

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


This is bigger than me

March 28, 2017

This is bigger than me

By djpatel31 djpatel31

As someone born with a rare heart defect, pulmonary atresia, and having had a stroke at the age of 4, I recognize how important healthcare innovation has been in playing a role in giving me a chance at a normal life. To put that in perspective about 1 in every 10,000 babies is born with […]

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Tags: adult cardiology, adult congenital heart disease, cardiology, Doctors Day, Dr. Jamil Aboulhosn, heart disease, interventional cardiology, patient stories, pediatric cardiology, stroke


Cash's Heart Journey

July 22, 2016

Cash’s Heart Journey

By rainahurn rainahurn

Hi Everyone, We did it! Tomorrow is Cash’s first birthday! All of you are on my mind and I just wanted to tell you how thankful for each and every person that has taken part in Cash’s heart journey. It is because of all of you and your dedication to your practice that we have […]

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Tags: cardiology, Dr. Gregory Perens, patient stories, pediatric cardiology


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