Tag Archives: congenital heart defects

3 Ways Siblings Can Help Kids With Congenital Heart Defects

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Oftentimes, siblings are eager to help when their brother or sister has a congenital heart defect. And there are actually many ways that they can do that—both directly and indirectly.  Read More

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Sean Akers

Hi, I’m Dr. Sean Akers, and I’m a Licensed Clinical Pediatric Psychologist at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha. I serve as the primary psychologist for the heart transplant team as well as the coordinator of the Consult Liaison Service. My job is to provide heart kids and their families with support throughout their journey.

6 Things You Didn’t Know About Congenital Heart Defects

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Finding out your child has a congenital heart defect (CHD) brings up a lot of questions—What does this mean for my child? Will he get better? Does he need a transplant?

Answering these questions is part of my job, and I’m always happy to help families understand CHD. In addition to answering questions about their child’s CHD, I like to give families some little known facts.

Here are 6 facts about CHD that I like to share with patients and their families. 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."

5 Cool Books That Explain Congenital Heart Defects To Kids

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Explaining your child’s congenital heart defect to him can be tough. Where should you start? How much detail should you go into? How do you explain to him that being different is okay—and even worth celebrating?  Read More

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Sean Akers

Hi, I’m Dr. Sean Akers, and I’m a Licensed Clinical Pediatric Psychologist at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha. I serve as the primary psychologist for the heart transplant team as well as the coordinator of the Consult Liaison Service. My job is to provide heart kids and their families with support throughout their journey.