Checkup Newsroom (Heart)

2019
October
03,
2019
| 05:45 PM America/Chicago
Fortunately, chest pain in kids is rarely their heart but here are 5 signs that you should be worried about: The pain is "crushing" or pressing down. There are other symptoms like passing out, nausea or skipping/racing heartbeats. The pain is ...
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September
04,
2019
| 09:21 PM America/Chicago
By Daron Aldridge For Heather Giattini, RN, Cook Children’s holds a special place in her heart. Less than two years ago her two-and-a-half year son, Brooks, had his first open-heart surgery to address his aortic stenosis (a narrowing of the he...
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February
28,
2019
| 06:39 PM America/Chicago
When Amy Suson began her journey with Cook Children’s Cardiology program more than 30 years ago, she never expected her baby daughter, Madilyn, would someday join her on a similar path. Amy was born with hypoplastic right ventricle, severe tricusp...
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2018
July
05,
2018
| 05:52 PM America/Chicago
For 100 years Cook Children's has built its reputation on taking care of kids who needed help the most. Perhaps no department is an example of that reliability and stability as the Heart Center Program. The physicians within the program are a legacy ...
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March
20,
2018
| 08:33 PM America/Chicago
WFAA - For some families who are about to lose a child, Cook Children's has the ability to record the child's heartbeat and turn it into a song the family will have forever.  Watch the story on WFAA by clicking here.      ...
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March
05,
2018
| 10:49 PM America/Chicago
Cook Children's 3D aPPROaCH Lab The new three-dimensional lab for the planning and printing of congenital heart disease (3D aPPROaCH Lab) uses advanced technology to support pre-surgical planning and family education for patients with complex hear...
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February
27,
2018
| 10:50 PM America/Chicago
By Kelly Wooley When Patti Wilson was pregnant with her daughter Melanie in 1980, health care and technology looked a whole lot different than it does today. Routine sonograms did not exist and there was no way for expectant mothers to know whe...
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2017
May
02,
2017
| 05:58 PM America/Chicago
Nothing had gone as Jordan and Katie Guidry planned following the birth of their son, Waylon. Before Waylon could receive the heart surgery he so badly needed, his parents learned their surgeon was leaving the area. The Guidrys were suddenly faced...
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February
20,
2017
| 07:46 PM America/Chicago
“The last thing I remember was my coach counting me down after my ride. Five … four … three … two … one … and I collapsed.” Marc Keralla knew he didn’t have much time left to prepare before taking a shot at his goal. An avid cyclist for 25 years, ...
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2016
April
29,
2016
| 04:55 PM America/Chicago
Being a cardiothoracic nurse practitioner isn’t an easy job. It means spending long hours monitoring, counseling and educating heart surgery patients during one of the most stressful times of their lives. For Crystal Flores, it also means using her p...
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April
01,
2016
| 10:47 PM America/Chicago
Ally Babineaux knows what it’s like to need a miracle. Dubbed the ‘Bionic Bride,’ she was in bad shape when the groundbreaking heart pump that was meant to keep her alive no longer worked. Yet somehow, despite being in a coma and possibly hours away ...
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March
04,
2016
| 09:38 PM America/Chicago
Ethan Rosell is an active and ornery 2 year old. Like many boys his age, he loves every mode of transportation around. He loves trucks and airplanes. He even loves golf carts. His first time in a vehicle, though, is one his parents will never forget....
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February
24,
2016
| 06:18 PM America/Chicago
Kenda Hooker was 3 years old when doctors discovered a hole in the top chamber of her heart. Like many congenital heart defect (CHD) patients, she went on with her life assuming her heart had been ‘fixed.’ As memories faded, her medical records were ...
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February
03,
2016
| 09:36 PM America/Chicago
In the middle of a high school volleyball match in Georgia, one gut-wrenching moment stopped everyone in their tracks. Loganville Christian Academy senior Claire Crawford was playing one second and on the ground the next. She had gone into cardiac ar...
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2015
April
16,
2015
| 09:26 PM America/Chicago
Cook Children’s currently has 12 patients waiting for a kidney. Thanks to a gracious act of kindness from one teenager in Arizona, a 1 year old from Joshua, Texas is no longer on that list. Following a head injury while competing in a North Tex...
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March
03,
2015
| 06:30 PM America/Chicago
Chest pain is a common complaint in children and teenagers, but is often not a major concern. We have been trained to assume that chest pain is caused by the heart and an emergency, which is right in adults. But, one of the basic principles of ped...
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February
04,
2015
| 06:31 PM America/Chicago
Sensations that come from the heart can be scary. Though our hearts are constantly beating, we are seldom aware of it; and when we do become aware of it - it can cause a great deal of concern. “Palpitations” is a word that we use when we become aw...
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2014
June
20,
2014
| 05:52 PM America/Chicago
“Mom blames teen’s death on energy drink.”This is the type of headline we are seeing more and more often in the news, most recently about an Arizona girl. Teens are drinking energy drinks, plural, and often consuming them at an alarming rate for some...
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April
17,
2014
| 06:27 PM America/Chicago
Three years ago, one quick phone call to Cook Children’s made the difference in life and death. Not once, but twice.Administration from Azle ISD Health Services contacted Laura Friend, Cook Children’s Project ADAM coordinator, to help guide and suppo...
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April
17,
2014
| 06:20 PM America/Chicago
Heart conditions in children and young adults go undetected too often.  But there are some signs and symptoms of an undetected heart condition. If your child has experienced any of these symptoms, please talk to your Cook Children’s pediatrician. Hav...
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