Archive | Cardiology

What Is Sudden Cardiac Arrest?

Sudden cardiac arrest is when the heart abruptly stops functioning. When the heart is no longer pumping blood to the brain and other vital organs, death can occur within minutes. “While not common, sudden cardiac arrest is more devastating in young people,” says William Scott, M.D., Co-Director of The Heart Center at Children’s HealthSM Children’s Medical Center. […]

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What Does World Cup Star Cristiano Ronaldo and Children’s Medical Center Have in Common?

Did you know that international soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo almost had his playing career ended by an abnormal heartbeat? At 15, Ronaldo’s heart began racing out of control, even when he was at rest. His doctors were able to find the problem, (a fast heart arrhythmia called tachycardia), and cure him with a catheter ablation procedure. […]

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Team Shayna’s Red Balloon Run & Ride Donations Benefit The Heart Center

In 2007, 15-month-old Shayna Strauss was diagnosed with congenital heart defects. Her mother Dawn spent 11 agonizing days hoping the cardiac specialists at Children’s Medical Center would be able to save Shayna’s fragile life. Since 2010, Shayna’s family has raised money for Children’s as part of the annual Red Balloon Run & Ride, co-presented by […]

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Dr. Nugent with patient and patient family

Dr. Nugent: Treating Heart Defects in Children

A few minutes with Dr. Nugent will reveal some certainties. He is passionate about and uniquely skilled at caring for children with heart defects, both in the clinic and through research. He has an encyclopedic understanding of how the heart works. And he is not from Texas. “I’m from Melbourne, Australia,” he says in his […]

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Anthony Herman

Rhythm of the Heart: Part 1

Somewhere in Marshall, Texas, a 10-year-old boy named Anthony Herman is tapping out a rhythm on his shoes with sticks he picked up from the forested area surrounding his home. And somewhere inside of Anthony’s chest is a heart that is beating to a different, syncopated rhythm. However, neither the beat on Anthony’s shoes or […]

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