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

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…

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:…

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…

Down Syndrome Awareness Month: Trisomy 21 and its Effect on the Heart

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month! Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Cardiology’s pediatric cardiologist, Rachel McKay, MD, took a few minutes to discuss how Trisomy 21 (T21) affects the hearts of some patients. Q: What is Trisomy 21? A: Trisomy 21…

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…