Tag Archive: heart

Within the first few days of her life, Serenity, now 1 year old, was diagnosed with a partial atrioventricular septal defect, a hole between the chambers of the left and right sides of the heart, and severe leakage of her heart’s mitral valve. Her mother, Heather, was told by the Children’s Hospital Foundation Heart Center team that Serenity would need surgery to repair the defect, and her long term prognosis... View Article

Nov 19 2018

By Dr. Thomas Yeh Content originally published on Richmond.com. It’s easy to lose your perspective in the rush of surgery. As a children’s heart surgeon, it has been my life’s greatest privilege to be part of many wonderful moments that changed lives for thousands of patients in Toronto, Louisville, Dallas, New Orleans, and now, in Richmond. Recently, a patient gave me pause to step back, savor the moment, and celebrate... View Article

Nov 22 2016

By Dr. Thomas YehContent originally published on Richmond.com.It’s easy to lose your perspective in the rush of surgery. As a children’s heart surgeon, it has been my life’s greatest privilege to be part of many wonderful moments that changed lives for thousands of patients in Toronto, Louisville, Dallas, New Orleans, and now, in Richmond.Recently, a patient gave me pause to step back, savor the moment, and celebrate the wealth of... View Article

Nov 22 2016

Within months after Henry Johnson moved to Richmond, specialists from the Children’s Hospital Foundation Heart Center at CHoR discovered the severity of his heart condition and were able to surgically repair his four heart defects. Henry, who once tired easily when walking or moving, is now a two-year-old “ball of energy.”Heart defects are the most common type of birth defect, occurring in about one in 100 live births. As we... View Article

Feb 22 2016

For hands-on, heart-shaped fun this Valentine’s Day, try getting creative with items you already have at home. Encourage children to design their own handmade cards using heart-shaped stamps made of empty toilet paper rolls! In addition to creative fun, this type of project helps children develop important fine motor skills and shows how you can reuse household items in an environmentally friendly way. Directions and ideas are listed below, along... View Article

Feb 9 2015

How do you tell your friends and family that you love them on Valentine’s Day? Do you send flowers? Do you give them a box of chocolates? This year, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU is helping you spread the love on Valentine’s Day with three fun e-cards you can share with your valentine.Check out the “Love With All Your Heart” tab on our Facebook page. Here, you can send your... View Article

Feb 2 2013