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Inside the Pogue Catheterization Lab

Matters of the Heart: The Pogue Catheterization Lab

Step inside our Pogue Catheterization Laboratory, where interventional cardiologists diagnose and treat heart problems through a less-invasive procedure called catheterization. In this lab, with minimal cutting, our cardiologists: Diagnose many forms of congenital heart defects Treat narrowings in the valves and vessels, as well as heart rhythm problems Re-evaluate previously repaired heart defects Obtain biopsies […]

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A little girl who is all heart

It’s nearly impossible to spend time with 4-year-old Caydence Barrett without noticing her heart. You see it in the way she lovingly smiles at her parents, Joe and Stephanie Barrett; in the excitement she shows describing their summer trip to Disney World; and in the way she wears it on her sleeve when she feels […]

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Meet 20-Year Veteran Dr. Sarah Blumenschein

Sarah Blumenschein, M.D. Preventive Cardiologist, Children’s Medical Center Associate Professor of Pediatrics, UT Southwestern WHAT SHE DOES: Treats cardiac conditions, with an emphasis on kids at risk for coronary artery disease. YEARS AT CHILDREN’S: 20. WHAT DRIVES HER: “When a family’s loved one suffers a heart attack, it is emotionally, physically and financially devastating. My […]

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Is Your Athlete’s Heart Game Ready?

Sports season is in full swing with football and volleyball games at nearly every high school. Before hitting the field or court, all young athletes should visit their pediatrician for a physical evaluation. While sudden cardiac death in otherwise apparently healthy teens is rare, it must be addressed to identify those who are at risk. […]

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Our Heart Center is Tops — Find Out Why

Once again, U.S. News & World Report has labeled The Heart Center at Children’s one of the best in the nation. We agree. After all, our team offers comprehensive, specialized care for children with congenital and acquired heart diseases and disorders. Our specialists collaborate to meet the full range of pediatric and fetal cardiac needs, including prenatal consultation and […]

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Is your athlete’s heart health up to par?

If your child is a sports player, chances are that he is in full swing with practices right now. If he hasn’t visited the pediatrician yet, be sure to make an appointment for a physical evaluation. While sudden cardiac death in an otherwise apparently healthy teen is a rare occurrence, it must be addressed to identify who is […]

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One Little Girl, One Very Little Heart

Andrea and Gilly Riojas welcomed Rylynn, their only child, in May 2009. But their precious little angel suffered a life-threatening heart problem – and the family turned to Children’s for the medical attention and heart transplant Rylynn so desperately needed. Here’s, a heartwarming pictorial look at the toddler’s lifesaving journey.     Related Posts Going […]

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