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  1. How to Help Your Child Stay Still During Medical Imaging

    Medical imaging plays an essential role in CHD care. However, for parents, the thought of their child undergoing medical imaging can be a source of stress and anxiety.

  2. U.S. News Hospital Rankings Are One Piece of the CHD Care Puzzle

    Where to receive care is one of the most important decisions a family can make. Conquering CHD has a strong commitment to transparency and ensuring patients and families have essential information at their fingertips when they need it to assist them in making the best choice for their family. With the publishing of this year’s…

  3. Photo of the pills and tablet for medications that might be used to help pediatric patients with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD).

    Medications for Congenital Heart Disease: What Every Parent Should Know

    While this blog post has been reviewed by clinical experts, it does not substitute for personalized advice from your healthcare providers. Be sure to talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns. Congenital heart disease is a daunting diagnosis for any parent. But, with the right treatment plan in place, your child…

  4. CHD BEAT: Elevating the Family Voice – Rita Higgins, RN

    We often share stories and features from patients and parents of children with CHD, but there is more to the CHD community. In this edition of our CHD Beat highlight series, we introduce you to Rita Higgins, a Registered Nurse and parent of a young adult with CHD, who shares how her daughter’s CHD journey…

  5. CHD BEAT: Mental Health Support is Necessary Part of CHD Care – Dr. Erica Sood

    We often share stories and features from patients and parents of children with CHD, but there is more to the CHD community. In this edition of our CHD Beat highlight series, we introduce you to Dr. Erica Sood, a cardiac psychologist in Delaware, who shares how she got started in medicine, how she connects to…

  6. CHD BEAT: A Passion for Education and to Help Others – Dr. Keila Lopez

    We often share stories and features from patients and parents of children with CHD, but there is more to the CHD community. In this edition of our CHD Beat highlight series, we introduce you to Dr. Keila Lopez, a CHD physician in Texas, who shares how she got started in medicine, how she connects to…

  7. Stroke Awareness Month – Warning Signs and Patient Stories

    May is stroke Awareness Month. Revisit the warning signs of stroke and hear from patients who have survived and thrived after suffering strokes in this Blog Recap reboot. “We can only know how strong we are when we strive and thrive beyond the challenges we face.” Kemi Sogunle

  8. The Gift of Life: It’s National Pediatric Transplant Week

    For some with congenital heart disease, a life-saving heart transplant is an inevitable part of treatment. This week is National Pediatric Transplant Week – a chance to honor and celebrate the gift of life provided through pediatric organ donation and transplant. Each year National Pediatric Transplant Week takes place during the last week of National…

  9. Walking Towards Hope

    Like many families, the Adelmans knew nothing about CHD until their daughter went in for her 20-week anatomy scan. It was then that they learned that their future grandson Max had a rare condition called Heterotaxy Syndrome. After birth in late 2020, Max’s care team at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital was pleased at how well he…

  10. What if Your Crazy Ideas Could Become Life-changers? You’ve Got What it Takes!

    You’ve got what it takes to create visibility and empower all impacted by the most common birth defect by starting a fundraiser today! As a Conquering CHD Fundraiser, you have the power to inspire, uplift, and support individuals and families impacted by congenital heart disease every day! From hosting a bake sale to leading a…

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