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Leonardo and the Da Vinci Pediatric and Congenital Heart Project: The Genesis and Mentoring of a SuperComputer with a “Living” Multi-Dimensional Artificial Intelligence Architecture
CHOC Articles: March 2012
Paper by Anthony C. Chang, MD, MBA, MPH that discusses artificial intelligence solutions for congenital heart disease

Tower Construction Proceeding On Schedule
Physician Connection: Fall 2009
When completed, the new CHOC Children's seven-story tower will literally transform the Orange County skyline. It will be a highly visible symbol of our hospital's commitment to becoming increasingly recognized as one of the premier children's hospitals in the nation.

Caring for your Little Athlete
Kid's Health (Archive): Summer 2009
It's a parent's worst nightmare. You're watching your child or teen athlete from the sidelines when suddenly the action stops. Your child collapses in the middle of a game or match. Until that moment, he seemed perfectly healthy.

UCI Specialty Clinics Begin Transition to CHOC
Physician Connection: Summer 2009
In March, 11 UC Irvine sub-specialty physicians and their patients began transitioning to the CHOC Children's campus in Orange for outpatient care.

Wal-Mart Celebrates 20 Years of Children's Miracle Network
On The Mark: September 2007
On May 31, Wal-Mart celebrated 20 years of giving to Children?s Miracle Network with a party at Orange store #2546. The honoree of the day was ?Miracle Child? Sophia Colby, who was celebrating her third birthday.

CHOC Cardiac Cath Lab Goes Digital
Physician Connection: Summer 2007
CHOC recently completed a leading-edge digital upgrade of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab. This improvement offers greatly enhanced image resolution with potentially fewer side effects and less radiation, and positions CHOC for future advances in cardiac catheterization techniques.

AHA Recommends Emergency Medical Plan for Schools
CHOC Articles: April 2007
AEDs are Effective in Pediatric Rescues

CHOC Heart Program Positioned To Become Regional Powerhouse
Physician Connection: Fall 2006
Earlier this year, CHOC welcomed Anthony C. Chang, M.D., as the new medical director of The CHOC Heart Institute.

Meet Dr. Chang
Physician Connection: Fall 2006
Medical Director, The CHOC Heart Institute

Five Year Old Girl Survives Congenital Heart Condition and Fatal Lung Disease
Making a Mark: October 2006
When Erica Ortega was 3 days old, she was diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a congenital heart condition that if left untreated is usually fatal. Since then, the 5-year-old has undergone three surgeries to correct the defect in her heart, the most recent of which she underwent this year.

Creating a World-Class Heart Institute at CHOC
Making a Mark: October 2006
The Orange County community may already know about the excellence in cardiac care delivered at CHOC?the only facility in the region specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric cardiac patients. But now, Anthony C. Chang, M.D., MBA, medical director of the CHOC Heart Institute, wants the world to know.

Now On Staff At CHOC
Physician Connection: Spring 2005
David Chun, M.D., Eduardo Gallegos, M.D. and Minakshi V. Chaudhari, M.D.

CHOC Is #1 In Children's Hearts
Kid's Health (Archive): Winter 2005
Few things can make a parent's heart race faster than a referral to a pediatric cardiologist. "Is it serious?" is the first question most parents have upon learning a child has a congenital heart defect.

A Change of Heart
Kid's Health (Archive): Fall 2004
Little Nadia Garilli made history on March 9, 2004, when she was just 7 days old. That was when she became the first Orange County child to undergo the Sano procedure, a new modification of a technique used in the first of three surgeries to correct hypoplastic left heart syndrome.

CHOC Institutes Offer Expert Care
Kid's Health (Archive): Summer 2004
Children with neurological disorders, congenital heart conditions or cancer need expert, specialized care. The CHOC Institutes offer a level of leading-edge care that is unparalleled anywhere else in Orange County, from state-of-the-art diagnostic services to the full spectrum of treatment alternatives.

CHOC Opens Neuroscience Unit, Cardiovascular ICU
Physician Connection: Winter 2004
Children's Hospital of Orange County has opened two brand-new units providing specialized care for neuroscience patients and for the postoperative needs of cardiac surgery patients.

Sophisticated Heart Procedure Saves Kindergartner's Life
Kid's Health (Archive): Winter 2004
Not one of her five children had ever had a major illness or medical problem. Still, Linda Luchansky was a firm believer in regular check-ups. As part of getting her youngest daughter, Cassidy, ready for Kindergarten, she scheduled a well-child visit with their family practice physician. During the appointment, Cassidy's doctor detected a heart murmur.

Reputation Spurs Growth At The CHOC Heart Institute
Physician Connection: Fall 2003
In the past 10 years, the Ross procedure has been increasingly considered for pediatric patients with a wide spectrum of congenital abnormalities of the left ventricle outflow tract (LVOT).


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