CHD Diagnosis Alerted Family to Down Syndrome

CHD Diagnosis Alerted Family to Down Syndrome

As a young couple with one child living in Charleston, SC, Christie and Billy were expecting a routine ultrasound appointment at their 20-week check-up. However, when the nurse became quiet and asked them to wait for the doctor to come…

Portrait of Kelsey Dyes

Nurse Practitioner with Heart: Kelsey Dyes

Kelsey Dyes, pediatric cardiology nurse practitioner, joined Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Cardiology in Macon just before the pandemic took off in February of 2020. Although it’s been an incredibly stressful time to work in healthcare, she said you wouldn’t know…

What is Cardiomyopathy?

What is Cardiomyopathy?

Cardiomyopathy is a broad term that encompasses many different diagnoses. When broken down to its most basic form, cardiomyopathy is a long word that means “heart muscle disease.” This disease of the heart muscle makes it harder for the heart…

Physicians with Heart: Dr. Neill Videlefsky

Physicians with Heart: Dr. Neill Videlefsky

Dr. Neill Videlefsky loves going to work every day. He feels that it is a privilege to care for his patients and their families. A significant part of the reason he loves his job as a cardiologist so much is…

Physicians with Heart: Dr. Andrea Kropf

Physicians with Heart: Dr. Andrea Kropf

Dr. Andrea Kropf knew from a very young age that she wanted to be a pediatric physician. During her residency at Emory University School of Medicine, working in pediatrics, she had the benefit of great mentors who piqued her interest…

Why Chloe’s Marathon is a Unique One

Why Chloe’s Marathon is a Unique One

When Chris and Carol adopted Chloe from China in December of 2014, they knew she had a serious heart condition. Specifically, Chloe had multiple holes in her heart, a condition that is typically treated before a child is six months…

Why Noah is a Heart Hero

Why Noah is a Heart Hero

Maria and Cesar’s heart journey began before their son Noah was even born. While alone at a routine checkup during the fifth month of her pregnancy, Noah’s mom, Maria, learned the child she was carrying had a rare and complex…

A Heart Warrior’s Parents Learn a Lesson in Strength

A Heart Warrior’s Parents Learn a Lesson in Strength

When one-day-old Caleigh was diagnosed with an atrial septal defect, her parents had a hard time wrapping their minds around what it meant. But when they were referred to a pediatric cardiologist at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Cardiology, CHD became…

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