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Heart Kids: Why We Use That Term For Our Awesome Patients

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If you have been following the smallbeats blog, you have probably seen the term “heart kid” on more than one occasion.

Parents have asked us: “Why do you call kids with heart conditions ‘heart kids’?”

That’s an important question, and one that I am happy to answer. 
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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.