Introducing the New CHOC Children’s Heart Institute
The all-new Heart Institute is the only pediatric dedicated facility in Southern California offering the latest in advanced cardiac care.
For the first time in one location, the CHOC Children’s Heart Institute now offers state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment for an entire spectrum of cardiac conditions. (888) 770-CHOC.
The all-new Heart Institute is the only pediatric dedicated facility in Southern California offering the latest in advanced cardiac care, and is the only regional facility to perform neonatal and pediatric open heart surgery. CHOC has assembled a multi-disciplinary team, specially trained in the management of infants and children with congenital heart defects.
Is the Melody Valve considered "experimental"?: Dr. Berdjis - CHOC Children’s Cardiology
In this segment Dr. Farhouch Berdjis explains that the Melody® Valve is an approved device.
Why I Got Into Medicine: Dr. Berdjis
Dr. Farouch Berdjis reveals why he became interested in practicing medicine.
Medical Devices and and the Future of Medicine: Dr. Chang, CHOC Children's
Dr. Anthony Chang, Medical Director of the CHOC Childrens Heart Institute, informs us about new medical devices and applications and why the next 25 years of medicine is so exciting. Join us for the Pediatrics 2040: Trends and Innovations for the Next 25 Years, October 3- 5,2013.
Children and Irregular Heart Beats: Dr. Anjan Batra, CHOC Children's
In this American Health Jounrnal video Anjan Batra, MD, FHRS, explains to us about irregular heart beats in children.
Pediatric Heart Conditions: Dr. Berdjis, CHOC Children's
Farhouch Berdjis, MD, pediatric cardiologist, explains about pediatric cardiac catheritization, a comon procedure that helps diagnosis heart problems in chldren.
News and Announcements
Little Leaguer’s Heart Back In the Game
April 10, 2013
Surgeons at Children’s Hospital of Orange County replaced a deterio rating valve in Alex’s heart.
Dr. Gira Morchi to Appear on American Health Journal on Thursday, February 7th at 12:30 p.m.
January 25, 2013
More than 80 CHOC Children's Doctors Named "Physicians of Excellence"
January 03, 2012
More than 80 CHOC Children's physicians, including specialists and pediatricians, are named "Physicians of Excellence" by the Orange County Medical Association.
Articles From the Blog
CHOC Children’s Heart Institute, Center Provides Latest Tech Innovations
Tue, 26 Feb 2013 21:17:14 GMT
With exciting technology at every turn, The Bill Holmes Tower at CHOC Children’s is filled with the latest equipment and innovations – and the CHOC Heart Institute is no exception. Set to open in the new space next month, the Heart Institute and its Heart Center boasts advanced technology that will help physicians ensure successful
Getting to the Heart of EKGs
Wed, 13 Feb 2013 23:07:35 GMT
Electrocardiography (EKG) measures the heart’s electrical activity to help evaluate its function and identify any problems that might exist. The EKG can help determine the rate and regularity of heartbeats, the size and position of the heart’s chambers, and whether there is any damage present. How Is an EKG Done? There is nothing painful about getting
Causes of Chest Pain in Children
Tue, 12 Feb 2013 17:27:07 GMT
February is American Heart Month. Check out these important guidelines to help you determine whether your child’s chest pain could be associated with heart disease. Dr. Pierangelo Renella, a pediatric cardiologist at CHOC Children’s, explains the signs and causes of this common condition, rarely associated with the heart. Q: What causes chest pain in children?
Serving from the Heart
Tue, 05 Feb 2013 23:55:02 GMT
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, check out these easy ways you and your family can make someone feel special and appreciated on February 14th – or anytime of the year! Remind your little ones that whether the gift is for a neighbor, teacher, co-worker or friend, gifts from the heart speak louder than any
CHOC Doctor’s Expertise Gives Boy Improved Heart Health
Mon, 04 Feb 2013 18:01:10 GMT
Thanks to the expertise and skill of one CHOC Children’s cardiologist, a seventh grader with a longstanding heart condition has a renewed chance for health and happiness. Several months after undergoing Melody Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve (TPV) therapy, Alexander Puck of Lake Forest is energetic and active – a marked change over the lethargy and decreased
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