Checkup Newsroom (Heart Center)

2019
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
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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February
02,
2018
| 05:00 PM America/Chicago
Ashleigh Wilford can’t help herself. She bursts into tears every 15 minutes or so. She’s not crying tears of sadness. She’s crying tears of joy and an overabundance of the memories how far her little boy has come since her son's heart surgery two yea...
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January
09,
2018
| 11:32 PM America/Chicago
For most of the first 20 years of his life, Michael Jankowiak never played ball or even owned a toy. His debilitating cerebral palsy wadded his fingers into a tight fist. He barely moved his hands, except to drive his electric wheel chair. Then, d...
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2017
May
15,
2017
| 09:41 PM America/Chicago
A 16-year South Carolina boy collapsed in a classroom and died from drinking too much caffeine, according to the Richland County, SC coroner. The official cause of death for Davis Allen Cripe was a "caffeine-induced cardiac event causing a problem...
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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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March
07,
2017
| 05:11 PM America/Chicago
Nick Albus moves fast. After all, not even two heart surgeries can slow down the Kansas State, and Arlington Martin grad, sprinter down. Albus, 20 years old and a sophomore, underwent his first surgery at Cook Children’s when he was only 3 days...
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2016
May
12,
2016
| 04:44 PM America/Chicago
The three nurses looked at each other at a loss on how they could help the baby girl crying on the echocardiography table. Little Charlotte Friessen, 7 months old, arrived at Cook Children’s only 30 minutes prior and was rushed to the Cardiac Inte...
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May
02,
2016
| 07:00 AM America/Chicago
Although Karen Black, an arrhythmia clinical assistant, sat in the audience of new-hire orientation, this was not her first introduction to working at Cook Children’s. Black worked at the Cook Children’s Heart Center for nearly 10 years before dec...
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2015
March
18,
2015
| 10:26 PM America/Chicago
Top off that java … in a sippy cup? A Boston Medical Center study released last week found that coffee consumption among Boston toddlers is a common practice among certain groups. According to the study, approximately 15 percent of 2-year-olds con...
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February
06,
2015
| 05:48 PM America/Chicago
My name is Mia and I’m a pre-medical student at TCU. During my freshman year I volunteered at Cook Children’s for a heart screening for high school athletes. I spent the day doing echocardiograms and teaching parents CPR. We made a point of reminding...
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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
December
25,
2014
| 04:04 PM America/Chicago
Crystal Schober  blogs for us today, telling us the remarkable story of Graysen, her little boy. She has a lot to celebrate this holiday season as her little boy turns 10 years old. ...
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December
08,
2014
| 09:15 PM America/Chicago
“So can you see it?”I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard this from anxious parents as their child is having his echocardiogram done. In reality, a murmur is something that is heard, not seen.In a normal heart, the valves make noises as they clo...
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