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‘She Never Gave Up:’ Jazzy’s Heart Health Scare Turns Remarkable Recovery

As a healthy 10-year-old, Adriana didn’t suspect anything serious when her daughter, Jazzy, developed a persistent cough. Learning she was in heart failure and would eventually need a transplant began a journey paved with perseverance and persistence. 

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No Airfare Needed: Libi Finds Expert Rare Disease Care Close to Home

Born prematurely with complex medical issues, Libi receives a life-changing diagnosis of Williams syndrome. Lurie Children's multidisciplinary care team provides her with expert treatment and support, close to home.

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Living with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)

Whether you're newly diagnosed or seeking support, our experts offer various strategies and management tips to help your child living with POTS feel their best.

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‘Welcome to Your New Home:’ A Look at the Process of Transporting Hearts

Alexa Tannous, one of the physician assistants (PA) in the Heart Center’s cardiovascular and thoracic surgery,  shares these details and more on the integral – and emotional – process of safely transporting these precious organs.

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Genetic Testing in Cardiology Frequently Asked Questions

Lurie Children's experts answer the most frequently asked questions about genetic testing and screening to help you understand and manage your family's cardiovascular health. 

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What Happens When Fetal Heart Abnormalities are Detected During an Ultrasound?

When pregnant patients receive a prenatal diagnosis of a congenital heart defect (CHD), they often have a lot of questions and concerns about what comes next.

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Heart Health for Kids: Exercise & Nutrition

Diet and exercise are key parts of children's heart health. Use these tips and diet plans to keep your kids healthy all year round.

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Supporting Your Child with Congenital Heart Disease: A Guide for Parents

A child being diagnosed with congenital heart disease can be overwhelming. Our experts provide advice to help you understand and support your child with CHD.

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February is Marfan Syndrome Awareness Month

Marfan syndrome is a connetive tissue disorder caused by genetic changes (sometimes called “mutations”) in the FBN1 gene. 

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Trends in Parenting Heart-Healthy Children in 2022

Study reveals trends in parenting heart-healthy children. 

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Bicuspid Aortic Valve Screening at Lurie Children’s Heart Center

Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) screening is recommended for all first-degree relatives of someone with BAV. Early diagnosis can prevent later complications.

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Heart Health and High Cholesterol in Kids

Kids can have high cholesterol, particularly if they are overweight, obese or have a history of family hypercholesterolemia.

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