Tag Archive: congenital heart defect

Congenital heart disease is the most common type of birth defect occurring in about one in 100 live births. A congenital heart defect is a problem with the heart’s structure and may involve the walls of the heart, the valves of the heart and/or the arteries and veins leading to and from the heart. Defects range from conditions that show little to no visible symptoms in a child’s life to complex... View Article

Feb 19 2018

“When it was time for Arjun to go with the anesthesiologist, I couldn’t [let him go],” Nidhi Kohli tearfully recalled of the moments before her 5-month-old’s heart surgery in March. “I had to give Arjun to my husband so he could do it.” Born with ventricular septal defect (VSD), Arjun’s congenital heart condition was not diagnosed until he was nearly three months old when he began crying a lot, experiencing... View Article

Jun 25 2017

Diagnosed at just over a week old, little Henry had four different heart problems. Dr. Scott Gullquist, Dr. Thomas Yeh and our entire Children’s Hospital Foundation Heart Center team worked with his family to develop a plan for surgery. Now Henry and his family are preparing for a long, healthy life ahead.

Nov 4 2015

When she was five months old, Kaylee Wade weighed just nine pounds and was in such serious heart failure that she stopped growing because her body didn’t have enough energy to do something as simple as eating. Kaylee was born with a large ventricular septal defect, a hole in the wall separating the two lower chambers of the heart, and specialists in our Children’s Hospital Foundation Heart Center told her family that she... View Article

Aug 11 2015

Last week on Facebook, we introduced you to 5-month-old Kaylee, a CHoR heart patient who was able to return home four days after undergoing surgery to repair a hole in her heart – just in time for Valentine’s Day. As we celebrate this heart-themed month, and heart patients like Kaylee, we also celebrate the $28 million gift Children’s Hospital Foundation has pledged to advance pediatric heart surgery in Central Virginia... View Article

Feb 19 2015