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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…

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…

Preparing for the Financial Aspects of CHD

When a family learns that their child has a congenital heart defect, the financial aspect of that serious diagnosis is often the last thing on their minds. However, along with providing world-class pediatric cardiac care and treatment, Children’s Healthcare of…

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…

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…

Q&A with Dr. Kanaan: Pulmonary Hypertension

Director of the Pulmonary Hypertension Program at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Heart Center Usama Kanaan, MD, discussed pulmonary hypertension and its treatment by the multidisciplinary team he leads at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Cardiology. Q: What is pulmonary hypertension? A:…

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