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The Care at Children’s is a Homerun for Reece’s Family

How do you break it to an active, healthy 7-year-old that he needs open heart surgery? And how do you tell him that his beloved baseball season will be cut short because of it? This was the dilemma facing Lauren…

Physicians with Heart: Dr. Sanghee Ro

Although Sanghee Ro, MD, joined Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Cardiology at an unusual time – it was in the thick of COVID-19 – she was eager to put her extensive training into practice in the up-and-coming field of fetal cardiology.…

ECHOs and EKGs Reveal Important Information About the Heart

Two of the tools pediatric cardiologists have when they want to gather more information about a child’s heart include the echocardiogram (ECHO) and the electrocardiogram (EKG). Both are noninvasive, painless and quick ways to learn about the heart’s structure and…

My Child has CHD – What happens now?

So you’ve learned that your child has a congenital heart defect (CHD). Their diagnosis may feel overwhelming. You may feel like the world has gone sideways. “My first reaction was to pick my baby up and run out the door;…

Pediatric Cardiologist Answers Your Questions About Cardiomyopathy

Robert Whitehill, MD, a pediatric cardiologist at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Cardiology (formerly Sibley Heart Center Cardiology), answers some common questions about cardiomyopathy, a rare but dangerous disease of the heart muscle that affects approximately one out of 100,000 children…

Physicians with Heart: Dr. Lazaros Kochilas

Dr. Lazaros Kochilas, pediatric cardiologist at Sibley Heart Center Cardiology, says that accomplishing the overall mission to care for patients and advance the knowledge of heart disease keeps him excited about coming to work every day. In addition to being…

Developmental Challenges for Children in the Pandemic – Things to Consider

Children with heart disease are at risk for developmental differences.  It’s important that families monitor, support, and advocate for their unique needs!  Our providers have been following these kids through the Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program for a decade.  Over the last…

Is it Safe to Travel? Travel Tips for Kids with CHD

As families prepare for summer vacations, one question parents frequently ask is whether it’s safe to travel with children with congenital heart disease. Our pediatric cardiologists have created a travel guide for heart families that contains things to consider when…

Physicians with Heart: Dr. Allen Ligon

When R. Allen Ligon Jr, MD, returned to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Heart Center in the Fall of 2021, one of his charges was to create a multi-disciplinary care team for cardiac catheter patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) closures in tiny,…

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