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Today it's been 5 years since my son Matthew's A.V. Canal repair. I remember the nurses: Shannon, Jaime, and Patrick....They were so good with Matthew and with my husband and I.
If it wasn't for Children's Hospital and the Cardiac wing he wouldn't be here. Thank you all for what you have done for us and giving him a chance to grow in front of our eyes! Thank you Dr. Mah, Dr. Baird, and Dr. de Ferranti we owe you the world.
5 years ago today, I placed my one week old son in Dr. Emani's hands to repair his COA. I remember it like it was yesterday, and I'm thankful every day for the care we received at the Heart Center at Boston Children's Hospital.
1 year ago today Dr Baird performed open heart surgery on Cayman. It did NOT slow him down. Today his heart is as good as new and he barely even has a scar. Thank you Dr Baird and everyone on the cardiac floor at Boston Children's Hospital.
Two years ago today we were at Boston Children's Hospital and our daughter, Emily, was having an aortic stent placed. We were told it would have to be replaced by the time she turned 2 (which was last June) but its still in place and working beautifully. We thank God every day for the amazing work of Dr. Gerald Marx and Dr. James Lock.
This weekend we celebrated our beautiful daughter, Mikayla's 1st birthday and that’s thanks to the amazing surgeons and staff on the 8th floor!! Mikayla was born with a rare diagnosis of Pentalogy of Cantrell which included several heart defects.
On November 15, 2011, the NIH’s National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) released some new recommendations about achieving and maintaining good heart health. The Institute covered a lot of topics. Here are some highlights that may be important for your family:
There are many recommendations for good heart health in the NHLBI guidelines. Your doctor can provide guidance about what best applies to your child.
Print and save these healthful tips:
Each year, Boston Children's Preventive Cardiology Program hosts seasonal events in the community to help patients and families get hands-on experience in staying Heart Healthy!
(Photos from the Summer 2014 Garden Party for Patients and Families)
(Photos from the Summer 2014 Heart Healthy Cook-off Competition for Patients and Families)
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