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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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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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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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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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Our visit to Capitol Hill was priceless

>Sheila Elliott, Colby Elliott’s mom, describes her family’s visit to Capitol Hill to meet Texas state representatives, senators, and their aides during Family Advocacy Days in Washington, D.C. Thanks to the Elliott family for helping us put a face on the important work done every day at Children’s Medical Center. We spent the day taking […]

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A Mother’s Day Miracle

I’ve always loved Mother’s Day.  A day to celebrate my amazing mom and thank her for the special bond we share. Amy Lewis knows all about having a strong mother/daughter bond. She’s spent nearly six months in the cardiac intensive care unit at Children’s fighting alongside her baby, Brynn, who was born with multiple serious […]

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Sports Health

An issue bigger than sports for athletes

Football is on a lot of our minds today. In Dallas, most of us are disgusted that the Cowboys only scored 3 points against the Vikings and that Favre (from Mississippi like moi) tossed his fourth touchdown with less than two minutes left in a game that was well-past competitive. I don’t really care that […]

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