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.
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.
Ashley Zook, RN
Ashley Zook explains how CHOC gives parents power by showing them where they can touch their child, whether a hand or a toe, or letting them feed and hold their babies.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest Conference: Dr. Batra, CHOC Children's Cardiology
In this video Anjan Batra, MD, FHRS, tells us about the upcoming "Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Children and Adolescents - Current Controversies" conference January 25-26, 2013.
Preventing Sudden Death in Athletes: Dr. Batra - CHOC Children's Heart Institute
Anjan Batra, MD, Medical Director, Electrophysiology, talks about the LEAPS collaboration, helping to prevent sudden death to athletes due to undetected heart issues.
What is a Melody Valve: Dr. Berdjis - CHOC Children’s Cardiology
Meet Dr. Farhouch Berdjis as he gives details about what the Melody® Valve is and how it works.
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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