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The pulmonology division at CHOC treats a variety of pulmonary conditions such as asthma, chronic lung disease, cystic fibrosis, sleep disorders and more.
CHOC specializes in treating kids with interstitial lung disease. We are a top children’s hospital for pulmonology by U.S. News & World Report.
CHOC offers the only multidisciplinary, comprehensive program for kids with chronic lung disease in the region.
CHOC has the only cystic fibrosis center in Orange County for kids. We provide the best CF treatments so your child lives a long, healthy life.
Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) is a heart problem that is usually noted in the first few weeks or months after birth.
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.
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.
CHOC's pediatric surgeons can expertly repair a diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), which is a birth defect causing a baby's organs to move into the chest cavity.
CHOC provides high-quality pulmonary function tests for kids, is one of very few pediatric labs to have achieved American Thoracic Society Accreditation.
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.
Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF or "TET") is a heart condition that occur due to abnormal development of the fetal heart. Learn more about what TOF is, its symptoms, and causes.
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.”)
Pulmonary atresia (PA) is a heart defect that occurs due to abnormal development of the fetal heart during the first eight weeks of pregnancy.
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.
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.
Frequently asked questions about heart valve repair or replacement surgery, because families are bound to have many questions about heart valve repair or heart valve replacement
CHOC's pediatric surgeons can expertly repair a congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation (CCAM), which is a lesion on a fetus’ lung, after a baby is born.
The human respiratory tract is open to the outside world to let air in and carbon dioxide out, making it an easy point of entry for germs that can potentially cause illness.
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.
Nothing can fully prepare you for your baby's stay in neonatal intensive care unit, but understanding the layout, equipment, and tests done in the NICU can help.
CHOC is the only hospital in Orange County to offer extracorporeal life support (ECLS), also referred to as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for kids.
CHOC offers the only specialized RSV prevention program in Southern California with a full team of board-certified doctors, nurses and care coordinators.
The flu vaccine is surrounded by myths and misconceptions. Here are 14 myths and misconceptions about the flu shot.
At CHOC, we understand asthma is a long-term disease and specialize in providing support for kids with asthma at the Asthma Center.