Liliana Faith Lives Up to Her Name as She Battles CHD

Liliana Faith Lives Up to Her Name as She Battles CHD

Without knowing how their daughter’s heart journey would test their faith, Lisa and Gary chose her name, Liliana Faith, long before she was born. They say that she has truly lived up to her name by being a determined heart…

11 Years After an HLHS Diagnosis, Mason Thrives

11 Years After an HLHS Diagnosis, Mason Thrives

While still pregnant, Tonya was given a diagnosis of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) for the son she was carrying, who would be named Mason. That news set her and husband Jeff on a roller coaster of ups and downs…

Physicians with Heart: Dr. James Kuo

Physicians with Heart: Dr. James Kuo

James Kuo, MD and his family were excited to return to the area where he grew up to work at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Cardiology. However, because the move took place in April 2020, he faced a host of unexpected…

7 Questions to Ask Your Pediatric Cardiologist

7 Questions to Ask Your Pediatric Cardiologist

Referral to a pediatric cardiologist for the first time can be an unfamiliar experience, and parents want to know what to expect. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Cardiology physician Neill Videlefsky, MD, discusses the seven most asked questions of pediatric cardiologists…

Heart Warrior Clara Was Full of Surprises from the Beginning

Heart Warrior Clara Was Full of Surprises from the Beginning

Clara came into the world prematurely on Labor Day in 2017. More surprises were in store, however, when she was diagnosed with a Congenital Heart Defect three days later. Pediatric cardiologist Tim Watson, MD, went over Clara’s test results with…

Physicians with Heart: Dr. Wesley Lindsey

Physicians with Heart: Dr. Wesley Lindsey

When Wesley Lindsey, MD, considers what makes his job at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Cardiology worthwhile, he says one of his favorite memories involves a pediatric cardiac patient he treated for several years. When she graduated from high school, Dr.…

Dr. Meghann McKane

Physicians With Heart: Dr. Meghann McKane

In his letter recommending Meghann McKane for her pediatric residency, Brian Cardis, MD, said he was hopeful he’d one day call her one of his partners at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Cardiology. Sure enough, the two now practice together at…

John’s CHD Shows His Family How Strong They Really Are

John’s CHD Shows His Family How Strong They Really Are

After giving birth to three girls with largely uneventful pregnancies, Alicia was concerned when she and her husband Justin were referred to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Cardiology after their 12-week ultrasound of their fourth child, John. They saw pediatric cardiologist…

Baby's heart being check using a stethoscope

Symptoms of CHD in babies, toddlers, preteens, and teens

Congenital heart disease, or CHD, involves heart defects and conditions that babies are born with. Sometimes CHD can be detected prenatally, but it is often diagnosed after birth and can present at any age.  There are some common symptoms of…

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