"How the Heart Works," with Dr. Stuart Berger, Executive Director of Lurie Children's Heart Center #all4your1 #heartmonth
Ever wonder how the human heart works? Join us today at 12 p.m. (Central Time) as we sit down with Dr. Stuart Berger, Executive Director of Lurie Children's Heart Center, for a Facebook Live. #heartmonth #all4your1
After receiving a kidney transplant earlier this month, we are happy to share that Miles went home yesterday! Before leaving the hospital, Miles posed for a photo with one of his favorite nurses from Inpatient 20, Nurse Lindsay. Miles received a kidney from Liz Wolodkiewicz, a former high school classmate of Miles’ dad, Ryan. See the full story here [ Bit.ly Link ]. #donatelife #all4your1
Heart murmurs in kids are fairly common, and not all are dangerous. Wondering how doctors can tell the difference? Check out our infographic. [ Bit.ly Link ] #heartmonth #all4your1

Heart Murmur in Children | Lurie Children's

AEDs are a familiar sight on the walls of our schools, offices and even trains, but do you know how to use one, especially on a child? Luckily, it's easier than you think. Learn how: [ Bit.ly Link ]
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How to Use an AED on a Child | Lurie Children's, Hospital of Chicago

We are honored to be named a Certified Duchenne Care Center by Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, a nonprofit organization leading the fight to end Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Read more about this designation [ Bit.ly Link ]. #all4your1
Because of your generosity, the Chicago Auto Show’s First Look for Charity raised more than $280,000 for our patients. Thank you to this year’s sponsors and the more than 450 guests who attended and made a meaningful difference in the lives of our children.
Hypoplastic left heart syndrome- That was a term Catherine Campbell had never heard before her son, Idris “Hero,” was born. “He was born a healthy, 8lb, 15 oz., baby boy- scoring high on the apgar test, no discoloration- just a normal baby,” says Catherine. But just 24 hours after his birth, Hero was transported to Lurie Children’s Regenstein Cardiac Care Unit where he was diagnosed with the...
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Today, DePaul University students are rallying together to raise $62,000 in 24 hours for our patients! Help them reach their fundraising goal by making a donation in support of DemonTHON and Lurie Children's before MIDNIGHT: bit.ly/2lbGZuH
Having cared for congenital heart disease patients most of her nursing career, Page Steadman, APN, Cardiovascular Surgery, never thought she would be a “heart mom” [ Bit.ly Link ]. #heartmonth #CHDawareness #all4your1

What Are The Odds?

It was an extra special Valentine's Day for the kids at Lurie Children's! Thanks to your support, we collected more than 10,000 valentines for our patients as part of Handfuls of Love, made possible by CDW Corporation. We think you'll agree, the smiles on their faces made it all worth it.

What if you could treat severe pain without narcotics? Dr. Santhanam Suresh, Chairman of Pediatric Anesthesiology at Lurie Children’s and Director of Pain Management shares the hospital’s multimodal approach to treating children and young adults’ pain in this Crain’s Chicago article [ Bit.ly Link ]. #all4your1

Crain's Chicago Business

There’s still time to brighten this Valentine’s Day for a child at Lurie Children's! Send a free valentine and personalized message as part of Handfuls of Love, made possible by CDW Corporation: bit.ly/2kCvaw7
Abby Hack, 17, is one of approximately 300 patients with pacemakers or Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs) followed each year by the specialists at Lurie Children’s Heart Center. Abby shares her story about her path to becoming an advocate for children and adolescents with these devices [ Bit.ly Link ]. #heartmonth #all4your1

Abby’s story: Embracing my imperfections

Meet Maxine the mighty heart warrior. Her mom, Melissa, recalls finding out she was pregnant with her on February 13, 2015, which was coincidentally during Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) Awareness Week. She says, “At the time, I didn’t know about CHD Awareness Week or just how important it would become to our family.” Maxine, who is now 16 months, was diagnosed with a combination of 3...
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Maxine the Mighty Heart Warrior

It was a special day for our little Heart Center superheroes! In honor of Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Week, each patient received a red cape to honor their strength, courage and determination.

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David was diagnosed shortly after birth with a potentially fatal congenital heart disease. Thanks to generous donors, our Heart Center has provided him with expert care — from the moment he arrived by helicopter through his discharge and ongoing follow up care. Read David's story: [ Bit.ly Link ]

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Our kids learn from the best! For Carol, a recent visit with her medical team was the perfect time to put her doll care expertise to the test - making it a successful check-up for two.