Category: Programs

New Year, New Heart: Wilfre’s Story

Posted on Feb 26, 2021 in Programs

14-year-old Wilfre arrived at the Emergency Center at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. His heart was failing him and time was of the essence.

Jase's Journey with Neurofibromatosis

Posted on Feb 24, 2021 in Programs

Jase is an effervescent 5-year-old who has a genetic condition called neurofibromatosis type 1. When he was about to turn 4, an MRI scan revealed a problem that would change his life dramatically.

Baba’s Eye

Posted on Feb 23, 2021 in Programs

Baba Wilhm, who has been a fetal sonographer for more than 40 years, uses her keen eye and deep understanding of both congenital heart disease and fetal physiology to pick up on signs of rare congenital anomalies that are often difficult to detect.

Olive’s Epic Journey

Posted on Feb 16, 2021 in Programs

Olive was born with a heart defect, and after two surgeries to repair her heart — the first when she was 2 months old — the 4-year-old is charting her own course, with an epic soundtrack to match.

Dream Realized

Posted on Feb 09, 2021 in Programs

Baby Dream was just over a month old when she was diagnosed with serious conditions affecting her heart and her liver. After several months of multidisciplinary care that has included two surgeries, she is happy and thriving — breathing better, playing harder, and forming her first words.

How to Know if Your Child Might Have Heart Issues

Posted on Feb 08, 2021 in Programs

Ashish Shah, M.D., pediatric cardiologist, provides insight on what some of the indications are that your child may have a heart issue, and when to see a cardiologist.

A Team with Heart

Posted on Feb 05, 2021 in Programs

Teamwork is a key component of caring for children who need surgery in the Heart Institute.

Heart Defects in Babies

Posted on Feb 04, 2021 in Programs

Congenital heart defects are caused by abnormal development in the heart or blood vessels around the heart. Michael Puchalski, M.D., co-director of the Heart Institute, shares information for families on some of the most common heart defects, and how families can find the right care for their babies.

Dr. Michael Puchalski Trades Snow for Sunshine to Help Focus on Little Hearts

Posted on Feb 03, 2021 in Programs

Michael Puchalski, M.D., co-director of the Heart Institute, talks about what inspired him to become a cardiologist, the qualities he learned from his father that he aims to emulate in his own life, and what his family is enjoying about Florida after moving here from Utah.

Dr. James Quintessenza Takes a Hands-on Approach

Posted on Jan 27, 2021 in Programs

James Quintessenza, M.D., co-director of the Heart Institute, talks about what motivated him to become a doctor, how heart surgery has evolved, and why pediatric heart surgery is one of the ultimate team sports in medicine.

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