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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."

Facts About The Heart: How Much Do You Know? [Quiz]

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When you have a child with a heart condition, chances are you end up learning a lot more about the heart than you ever imagined you would.

It’s important to know the facts about the heart from a clinical perspective, so that you can understand your child’s condition and how treatment can help.  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 Interesting Heart Facts You Should Know

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The human body gets compared to a car all the time. Both require check ups and occasional maintenance work. And both can get a little clunky with age.

But if the human body is a car, then the heart is its engine, filtering and pumping blood and oxygen to all of the organs that keep you functioning.

In place of spark plugs and pistons, the heart has arteries and veins. And the heart’s valves are an engine’s…well…valves. See what I mean?

You may already know the basics of how the heart works, especially if your child has been diagnosed with a heart condition. But that tiny muscle beating in your child’s chest is more amazing than we typically stop to think about—even if it’s not functioning the way we want it to. 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."