How a Nurse Practitioner Helps Families Navigate Life with Congenital Heart Disease, With the Benefit of Lifelong Research

By Michelle Steltzer, CPNP-AC/PC Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology Program Coordinator for the Single Ventricle Center of Excellence My connection to congenital heart disease (CHD) has been lifelong. Born in 1970, I was third of four children. My parents at the time … Read More

A Blessing in Disguise – Trip to the ER Reveals Baby’s Heart Failure

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It was during tummy time when Angel Bejarano noticed his baby boy Miles’ lips were turning blue and he was having difficulty breathing. Roxanne, Miles’ mom, immediately called 911. Although he was stable by the time the paramedics arrived, Miles … Read More

Hero’s Heart – A Fight Against Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

Hypoplastic left heart syndrome. That was a term Catherine Campbell had never heard before her son, Idris “Hero,” was born on March 15, 2015. “He was born a healthy, 8lb, 15 oz., baby boy- scoring high on the apgar test, … Read More

Father Battling Aggressive Cancer Sees Son Receive Life-Saving Kidney Transplant from High School Classmate

Born with primary hyperoxaluria, a rare kidney disease, Miles Wagner, 2, who is followed by Craig Langman, MD, Division Head of Kidney Diseases at Lurie Children’s, was in need of a life-saving kidney transplant. Miles’ condition had already caused him … Read More

Renowned Expert in Pediatric Cardiology Joins Lurie Children’s to Lead the Heart Center

This past summer, internationally renowned pediatric cardiologist Stuart Berger, MD, joined Lurie Children’s as the Executive Director of the Heart Center. He also will serve as Vice Chair of the Department of Pediatrics focusing on clinical operations. Berger will also … Read More

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