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The CHOC Children’s Heart Institute proudly offers an Interventional Cardiology Program for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac conditions.
Transposition of the great arteries (TGA) is a congenital (present at birth) heart defect. (It is also often referred to as “transposition of the great vessels.”)
Coarctation of the aorta is a congenital (present at birth) heart defect involving a narrowing of the aorta. This narrowing restricts the amount of oxygen-rich (red) blood that can travel to the lower part of the body.
Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) is a combination of several abnormalities of the heart and great blood vessels. It is a congenital (present at birth) syndrome.
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Atrioventricular canal (AV Canal or AVC) defect is a congenital heart defect. That means it is present at birth.
A ventricular septal defect (VSD) is an opening in the ventricular septum, or dividing wall between the two lower chambers of the heart known as the right and left ventricles.
Pulmonary stenosis is a congenital (present at birth) defect that occurs due to abnormal development of the fetal heart during the first eight weeks of pregnancy.
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Aortic stenosis may be present in varying degrees, graded according to how much obstruction to blood flow is present. A child with severe aortic stenosis will be quite ill.
CHOC Children's is pleased to offer a one-year, full time, pre-doctoral internship in pediatric psychology. The internship is accredited by the American Psychological Association.
CHOC Children’s offers one of the largest pediatric pacemaker and implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) programs in the region. We work with children and families throughout Southern California.
Ranked in the top 20 NICUs in the U.S., CHOC is the Orange County hospital for babies who have serious conditions, are premature or small, or need surgery.
Mothers Tina Aga and Gail Myers meet while volunteering at a heart screening clinic at Dana Hills High School. Aga’s daughter Ali, 15, was saved last year when a voluntary test caught a potentially fatal heart problem. Myers’ daughter Megan died in 2007 of Sudden Cardiac Arrest at age 14 during a track meet.
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Heart failure, also called congestive heart failure, is a condition in which the heart fails to pump enough blood for all of the body’s organs.
X-rays are made by using low levels of external radiation to produce images of the body, the organs and other internal structures for diagnostic purposes.
The postdoctoral fellowships at CHOC Children's offer advanced training in the area of pediatric and/or child psychology.
An atrial septal defect is an opening in the atrial septum, or dividing wall between the two upper chambers of the heart, known as the right and left atria.
Echocardiograms are common, safe procedures that help doctors look at how the heart is working. They may also be called an “echo,” “cardiac ultrasound” “ultrasonography” or “cardiac Doppler.”
Renal failure refers to temporary or permanent damage to the kidneys that results in loss of normal kidney function.
CHOC is the only hospital in Orange County to offer extracorporeal life support (ECLS), also referred to as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).
CHOC is designated by the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance to treat children with tuberous sclerosis, a rare disorder causing epilepsy and growths inside organs.
CHOC Children's offers inpatient and outpatient services and programs in more than 30 specialty areas, including four centers of excellence and institutes.
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