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Dr. Richard Gates, pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon, discusses the signs, treatment and long-term outcome of children born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
What is Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery? Learn about DBS Surgery for children: how it works, risks, side effects, and more.
Atrioventricular canal (AV Canal or AVC) defect is a congenital heart defect. That means it is present at birth.
Dr. Palafox is board certified in general and thoracic surgery and is interested in congenital heart, lung, vascular diseases, robotic and laser technology.
CHOC pediatric surgeon Dr. Mustafa Kabeer explains in this video what pectus excavatum is and how it is treated.
Dr. Joanne Starr, pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon, discusses the signs, treatment and long-term outcome of children born with Tetralogy of Fallot.
When a Child Needs Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), also known as Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS)
Dr. Joanne Starr, pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon, explains what to expect when a child is on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), also known as extracorporeal life support (ECLS).
CHOC surgeons treat pectus excavatum (sunken chest) with the Nuss procedure, a minimally invasive approach to correcting a sunken breastbone.
How to refer to cardiothoracic surgery, CHOC, Orange County
The CHOC Heart Institute proudly offers an Interventional Cardiology Program for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac conditions.
Truncus arteriosus is a congenital (present at birth) defect that occurs due to abnormal development of the fetal heart during the first eight weeks of pregnancy.
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.
Klein was admitted to the emergency room at Children’s Hospital of Orange County. She underwent a harrowing procedure that not only helped her return to water polo but become an advocate for physicals for high school athletes.
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.
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.
Pulmonary atresia (PA) is a heart defect that occurs due to abnormal development of the fetal heart during the first eight weeks of pregnancy.
An electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) is one of the simplest and fastest procedures used to assess the heart.
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 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.
Dr. Wyman Lai is a board certified pediatric cardiologist who treats the full spectrum of heart problems for kids at CHOC Hospital in Orange, CA.
Riverside mother is thankful her daughter survived brain tumor removal seven years ago - “It's so amazing she could go through all that and be such a strong, happy little girl.”
Dr. Ratner is board certified in oral and maxillofacial surgery who treats kids and teens in Orange County.
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.
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.”)
Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) is a heart problem that is usually noted in the first few weeks or months after birth.