Born with Three Congenital Heart Defects Today Oliver Thrives

Concerned with her two-week-old son, Oliver’s feeding, Olivia Craig made an appointment with the pediatrician. She never imagined that her newborn son would be diagnosed with a congenital heart defect let alone three. During the appointment, a nurse practitioner and … 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

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

Abby’s story: Embracing my imperfections

Seventeen-year-old Abby Hack 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 writes about her path to becoming an advocate for children and adolescents … Read More

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