Child having ECHO

Pediatric ECHOs and EKGs Reveal 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…

Summer is the Time for Sports Physicals

Summer is the Time for Sports Physicals

Summer marks a time when many parents are making appointments for their student athletes to get their sports physicals. Required by most school systems to participate in school sports, the sports physical screens for many conditions, including heart disease. Sports…

Project S.A.V.E. Prepares Schools to Save Lives

When sudden cardiac arrest occurs outside of a hospital, a person only has about a 10 percent chance of survival. However, if the cardiac arrest occurs in a Georgia school that has been prepared for such an event through Project…

Pediatric heart doctor talking to a child about their heart condition.

Atrial Septal Defect

What is an Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)? The atrial septum is the wall between the two upper chambers of the heart, and an atrial septal defect (ASD) is an abnormal hole in the wall. ASD, a heart problem that is present at…

Babies heart being checked with a stethoscope.

Supraventricular Tachycardia in Children: What You Need to Know

A top-end heart rate for children is roughly 220 bpm minus the child’s age in years. Rates faster than that can indicate supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), an abnormally fast heart rhythm caused by an electrical short circuit in the top chambers…

Fetal Cardiologist Dr. Sanghee Ro performing echocardiogram on Fetal Cardiology Patient

Fetal Heart Rate Paints a Picture of Baby’s Health

Hearing her baby’s heartbeat for the first time can be one of the highlights of a woman’s pregnancy. In fact, checking the rate and rhythm of a baby’s heartbeat with an Doppler ultrasound is a routine part of each visit…

Doctor using stethoscope to listen to baby's heart.

Heart Murmurs in Children: What You Need to Know

Heart murmurs in children are one of the four primary reasons why a new patient would be referred to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Cardiology’s outpatient office (the other three symptoms are chest pain, passing out (syncope) and irregular heartbeat). Many…

Doctor checking heart

When is Child Chest Pain Cardiac Related?

While it’s not common, chest pain in children can be linked to cardiac-related issues, and it’s important to understand when you need to see a cardiologist due to this pain. Brandon Harden, M.D., a pediatric cardiologist at Children’s Healthcare of…

Pediatric cardiologist listening to child heart.

Ten Ways to Raise Awareness for CHD

Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) Awareness – 1 in 100 kids are born with a congenital heart defect yet there is limited awareness of this fact. Children’s Cardiology wants to share 10 ways that we can all help raise awareness for…

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