CHOC Children's
02/21/2017 at 20:55. Facebook
Our heart warrior, Ryden, is all smiles in our cardiovascular intensive care unit following a procedure in the cardiac catheterization lab. According to Ryden's mom, he always had lots of smiles and love for his Heart Institute care team. Continue to follow Ryden's journey all month long with us.
CHOC Children's
02/17/2017 at 19:56. Facebook
Did you know the heart creates enough energy daily to drive a truck 20 miles? Get more interesting heart facts on our blog.

Infographic: Amazing Heart Facts - CHOC Children's Blog
CHOC Children's
02/16/2017 at 18:00. Facebook
tbt...when Grammy Award winner Alicia Keys rocked our CHOC Cherishes Children Gala on February 4, helping raise $5.1 million for CHOC. [ Link ]
CHOC Children's
02/15/2017 at 18:21. Facebook
Guess who? Here's Ryden, at just 5 days old, and his mom after his first surgery. Our cardiothoracic surgeon performed what's called the Norwood Procedure, during which he made Ryden's right ventricle the main pumping chamber for blood flow to his body. A shunt was also placed as a pathway for blood to flow into his lungs to receive oxygen. Be sure to follow Ryden's journey with us on...
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CHOC Children's
02/14/2017 at 19:04. Facebook
Send a little love to our patients. <3

Give extra love this Valentine's Day
Meet Ryden Pu'uwaikila Aguilera-Enooka. This little guy's middle name means "Heart of Steel," and as we share his journey on social media in honor of American Heart Month, you'll learn how this warrior, born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, is living up to that name. Follow Ryden's journey all month with us.
And our <3 belongs to you Noah, our brave warrior! Tell us, facebook friends, who has your heart?
The CHOC Heart Institute is proud to have a nationally recognized pediatric cardiologist with expertise in fetal cardiology on its team of dedicated clinicians. Learn more about Dr. Lai and this fascinating field of medicine in today's blog post.

Meet Dr. Wyman Lai - CHOC Children's Blog
Our patients, physicians and staff are inspiring Jesse to run and raise money for CHOC! You can support him by visiting

Lake Forest man makes second attempt to run 200 miles to help CHOC
Struggling to maintain your resolution of eating healthy? We have four essential tips to help you.

How to Keep your Healthy New Year’s Resolutions - CHOC Children's Blog
About 8 in every 1,000 babies are born in this country with heart defects. Read this blog to learn more about risk factors, screening, medications and more.

Heart Disease Medications for Children
"I've learned the incredible strength of babies. We underestimate them as a society, but a sick baby is often stronger than a sick adult." - Dr. Christine Bixby, CHOC neonatologist.

Meet Dr. Christine Bixby - CHOC Children's Blog
We are proud to kick off American Heart Month with these highlights from our Heart Institute. And, we send a heartfelt shout out to all of the brave children we have treated. Be sure to leave a <3 below if you have a heart warrior in your family.

Infographic: The CHOC Children's Heart Institute - CHOC Children's
CHOC is proud to be the only children's hospital on the West Coast to receive a Davies award for advancing safe, quality care through the use of health information technology.

CHOC Honored for Use of Technology to Advance Safe, Quality Care
Opioid-related hospitalization rates have increased for children and teens. If you have kids in your home, this post is a must-read for you.

Putting a Stop to Opioid Related Hospitalization in Children
#tbt...when this handsome patient lured a kiss from singer and actress Sofia Carson.
In this Becker's Hospital Review article, CHOC President and CEO shares what drives her passion for advancing pediatric health care for our community's children.

The corner office: Children's Hospital of Orange County CEO Kim Cripe on the value of unfettered curiosity
Thinking about ear tubes for your child? Read this post to determine if your child is a candidate for surgery.

Is My Child a Candidate for Ear Tubes? - CHOC Children's Blog