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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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football players running

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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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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