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Fainting: When to Worry

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Topic(s): Heart

Fainting (also known as syncope) is common, particularly in teenagers. Though it can be a frightening event, the common faint lasts just seconds and is typically not a sign of a dangerous problem.

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8 Tips to Help Children with CHD Prepare for Healthy Futures

Monday, February 22, 2016

Congenital Heart Defects (CHD) remain the most common birth defect.  More than likely, we will all know someone in our family or in our circle of friends who was born with a heart problem.   Thanks to major advances in medicines and surgeries, children with CHD have more than a 90 percent survival rate and are expected to live well into adulthood.

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