Category Archives: How Hearts & Treatments Work

Not Just For Kids: The Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

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One thing that I wish more people knew is that Children’s isn’t just for kids. We have an Adult Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) Program for adults with CHD—an often underserved population.  Read More

Barb Roessner

Hi, I'm Barb, and I'm a Physician Assistant and coordinator of the Heart Failure and Transplant Program at Children's Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha. I work with patients and families at every step of the journey, from diagnosing their child's heart condition to my favorite part—calling them to say "We have a heart."

By The Numbers: 5 Questions And Answers About Organ Transplant

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Everyone talks about organ donation during Donate Life Month in April. But—as any parent with a child waiting for a new heart knows all too well—organ donation and transplantation is an issue that needs awareness year-round.  Read More

Barb Roessner

Hi, I'm Barb, and I'm a Physician Assistant and coordinator of the Heart Failure and Transplant Program at Children's Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha. I work with patients and families at every step of the journey, from diagnosing their child's heart condition to my favorite part—calling them to say "We have a heart."

Holding Your Child’s “Heart” In Our Hands … With The 3D Heart Printer (Part 2)

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In Part 1, I wrote about how surgeons use 3D printers to print models of kids’ hearts as a way to prepare for surgery. This technology has enormous potential for improving outcomes for kids with congenital heart defects (CHD).  Read More

Barb Roessner

Hi, I'm Barb, and I'm a Physician Assistant and coordinator of the Heart Failure and Transplant Program at Children's Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha. I work with patients and families at every step of the journey, from diagnosing their child's heart condition to my favorite part—calling them to say "We have a heart."