Health Topics: Cardiology
Children's National Health System's Robin Doroshow, MD, shares her insight on how doctors can distinguish the severity of heart murmurs. For more information, go to: www.childrensnational.org
When Xiomara's mother Elena was 20 weeks pregnant, her ultrasound uncovered something that didn’t look right. Elena was referred to Children’s National Health System to meet with Mary Donofrio, MD, in the Fetal Heart Program who flagged a few potential heart issues and continued to monitor Xiomara throughout the remainder of the pregnancy.
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“It’s a beautiful way to capture the child’s experience. Every yellow bead was a night in the hospital, every black bead was a needle poke,” said Heather Langlois, a social worker who manages the Beads of Courage program at Children’s National. Learn more about our Cardiac ICU’s Beads of Courage program.
Nancy Francis, RN, talks about working in the Cardiac ICU during the holidays.