We make little hearts grow big & strong! At Medical City Children’s Hospital, a dedicated core team of pediatric congenital heart disease specialists provides a meticulous and compassionate, multi-disciplinary approach in caring for the special needs of both mom and baby.
Our expert team, including board-certified physicians and nurse practitioners, bring expertise in pediatric cardiology, pediatric critical care and pediatric congenital heart disease surgery, achieving outcomes for patients that surpass national standards. Our facility at Medical City Children’s Hospital is the only location in North Texas where fetal diagnosis of congenital heart defects, high-ri
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Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Today, we’re sharing some of the reasons why we’re thankful. #CareLikeFamily
We give thanks for our colleagues who show up every day to care like family.
We're also grateful for the patients we serve and the support of our communities.
We wish you and your loved ones a safe and happy Thanksgiving!]
We are grateful that Medical City Children's Hospital patient - Mackenzie - was spotlighted nationally along with our fabulous congenital heart care team. Mackenzie inspires us all!
“Mighty Mack” reunites with her surgeon, brings awareness to congenital heart defects HCA Healthcare congenital heart defect patient, "Mighty Mak" underwent a minimally invasive mini-sternotomy—an open-heart surgery technique—in December 2020
Photos from Medical City Children's Hospital's post
Many of our own team have stepped up to receive their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine including Javier Brenes, MD. We appreciate all of the healthcare heroes receiving their shots to protect our patients, their families and our community. #HealthierTomorrows
It’s been a long but rewarding week as our frontline heroes stepped up to receive their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. We appreciate Javier Brenes, MD, a pediatric heart surgeon at Medical City Children's Hospital, and all of our other colleagues who received their shots to protect their family, their patients and our community
In the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and the anxiety of COVID-19, this video is a reminder of hope and healing. It captures the moment a young patient reunites with her congenital heart surgeon, Kristine Guleserian, MD, with a message from the heart. We are grateful for all of our colleagues who #CareLikeFamily.
There’s a certain kind of joy watching your little ones play with their holiday toys, but remember to make sure the toys are safe and free of potential hazards ahead of time. Toy-related injuries accounted for more than 200,000 visits to U.S. emergency rooms in 2018. Try to:
-Look for toys with a solid, sturdy build and avoid toys that can break, get crushed or pulled apart easily.
-Check the label for fire hazards and to ensure the toy has passed a safety inspection.
(Tip: Look for the letters "ASTM" which means it has met the American Society for Testing and Materials standards.)
And please avoid:
-Toys with small parts and sharp edges
-Electric toys with heating elements
-Guns or other toys that shoot flying objects
-Crayons and markers not clearly labeled "nontoxic"
-Toys with ropes and cords
Congratulations to our very own Dr. Guleserian for being named Practitioner of the Year at D CEO Magazine's 2020 Excellence in Healthcare Awards! 🎉
Congratulations to Kristine Guleserian, MD, Medical City Children's Hospital Heart Center Director for being named D Magazine's Excellence in Healthcare Awards 2020 Outstanding Healthcare Practitioner!
In a virtual award ceremony, she immediately turned to her colleagues (outside the office door) and placed her hand on her heart to show her love for her team. She exemplifies excellence in surgery and compassionate care.
The Heart Center at Medical City Children's Hospital offers world-renowned cardiovascular specialists who treat congenital heart abnormalities and acquired heart disease in patients of all ages. To learn more, please visit https://medicalcityhealthcare.com/specialties/congenital-heart-disease?location=medical-city-childrens-hospital
Nearly 1 in 5 children in the U.S. has obesity, a serious health condition that puts children at higher risk for developing other conditions, including asthma, sleep apnea and type 2 diabetes. Research shows it also raises the risk for developing severe COVID-19.
In addition to eating a healthy diet and getting 60 minutes of physical activity each day, getting enough sleep is an important part of preventing childhood obesity. Here are some simple changes to sleeping habits that can help.
By practicing three small steps, you can make a big difference in controlling #COVID19 in our community. Join us by practicing the three W’s: Wear a mask, Watch your distance and Wash your hands.
Every day, we show up ready to live out our mission of caring for and improving human life. Join us by following these three simple steps to show you care: 1. Wear a mask. 2. Keep your distance. 3. Wash your hands. Help us embrace these safety precautions, because spreading knowledge really can save lives. #SpreadKnowledge #SaveLives
Thank you to Preston Hollow Advocate for honoring Dr. Kristine J. Guleserian as a Fierce Female - one of five resilient, persistent and innovative women who are taking charge in challenging times.
FIERCE FEMALES 💫: In light of COVID-19, Children's congenital heart surgeon Kristine J. Guleserian has been doing her best to serve her community. Read what makes Dr. Guleserian a fierce female:
Happy Fourth of July! No matter how you plan to celebrate today, please stay safe and celebrate responsibly.
Trends indicate that many people have been delaying care during the COVID-19 pandemic, which can have serious consequences for your health. Appendicitis is one example of a time-sensitive condition that can’t wait. Learn how to spot the signs and symptoms of appendicitis, and know that our facilities are a safe place to receive care if you have a medical emergency. https://bit.ly/3huChVE
From television and social media to discussions with friends and family, talk of the #coronavirus is nearly impossible to escape. If adults feel bombarded with messaging about the virus, chances are children probably do too. Check out this Q&A to learn how to talk to children of all ages about #COVID19: https://bit.ly/2XAgZwv
Seeking care for yourself or a loved one at this time is the right thing to do. Our providers are ready to manage any health concerns, including those unrelated to COVID-19. Prioritizing your health is important and should never be put on hold – no healthcare need is too great or small for us.
#Forward. We’re ready with enhanced precautions to safely provide the care our patients need.
Your safety is our number one priority. That's why we've implemented extra protection practices in our clinics so you can feel confident coming to your appointment. Your health and well-being are why we're here. If you have any questions about your visit call our office and we will be happy to assist you.
Congratulations Kristine J. Guleserian, MD, the new director of the congenital heart surgery program at Medical City Children's Hospital —and the only woman to lead such a program in the United States.
Congratulations to Drs. Jeffrey Altshuler, Carl Backer, Jay Bhama, Roosevelt Bryant, Kristine Guleserian, M. Blair Marshall, Joseph McGinn, Timothy Mullett, Yaron Perry, Marc Sakwa, Brandon Tieu, and Africa Wallace on their new jobs and leadership roles! Read the latest STS member news: https://bit.ly/34pEKKP
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Not even rain can wash away positive vibes. ☀️
We appreciate our emergency services team and area first responders for brightening up the pathway to our emergency room! #CareLikeFamily
Join us and Medical City Children's Hospital at Chipotle Mexican Grill tomorrow night as we support Camp Brave Heart!
Grab a friend and join us at Chipotle tomorrow night as we support Camp Brave Heart!
Camp Brave Heart provides a medically safe and fun summer camp experience to children who have congenital heart defects or heart disease and have been treated at Medical City Children's Hospital.
Come to the Chipotle at 11613 N Central Expy, Suite 100 in Dallas tomorrow from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Mention to the cashier you're supporting the cause to make sure a portion of the proceeds will be donated.
Thank you to HCA Healthcare for sharing one of the many ways we heal tiny hearts 💕
Did you know? Congenital heart defects (CHDs) affect approximately one in 100 births every year in the U.S. and are the most common type of birth defect.
“The good news is that many babies diagnosed with congenital heart disease go on to live long and completely healthy lives,” says Dr. Kristine J. Guleserian, medical director of the Congenital Heart Surgery Center at affiliate Medical City Children's Hospital.
Learn more about how our committed caregivers are improving more lives in more ways: ➡️ http://bit.ly/3bFNobx
#HCAHeart #HeartMonth #CHDAwarenessWeek #CHD
Soon after birth, our patient needed immediate expert pediatric care and was brought to Medical City Children's Hospital. Our Congenital Heart Surgery Program team diagnosed her with an Obstructed Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return (TAPVR), a rare congenital heart defect in which all four pulmonary veins do not connect to the heart correctly. Within hours of birth our physician, Dr. Kristine Guleserian, performed an emergent surgical repair to fix the baby's heart.
Today, she has gone home and is doing well. Her parents are so thankful for the compassionate, attentive care provided by our Congenital Heart Surgery Program. She is loved by her care team!
The Congenital Heart Surgery Program at Medical City Children's Hospital provides patients with the most advanced treatment available for infants, children and adolescents with cardiovascular disease and congenital heart defects.
Medical City Children's Hospital is the only hospital in North Texas with both a full-service children’s hospital and an adult hospital in the same location. Because all of our specialists are available within one facility, we are able to provide our patients the most comprehensive care possible. https://medicalcityhealthcare.com/specialties/pediatric-cardiology?location=medical-city-childrens-hospital&fbclid=IwAR0qx5S05LVZh_ucFPD7faPQUv7n7gaXBC3lut-S7WmYn5H_HJsJ2oMirTo
medicalcityhealthcare.com We provide comprehensive cardiology services—including specialized surgery—for pediatric patients with congenital heart conditions in Dallas, Texas.
The winter issue of the Medical City Healthcare Take Care magazine is here! Featured in this magazine is Karmen, born with a hole in her heart and an interrupted aortic arch, a rare congenital heart condition.
Learn about how her mom brought her to Medical City Children's Hospital for an advanced surgical repair and defect closure by Dr. Kristine Guleserian. Read here: http://bit.ly/2RTahzc.
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Medical City Children's Congenital Heart Surgery's cover photo
Registration time!!!!! 🙌🏼😊
To finish out Heart Week, the camp applications have officially gone LIVE! Before applying, please read the following letter from our Medical Director, Scott Gatlin. Please find the link to our online application at the bottom of this post. GET EXCITED!
Dear Campers and Camper Families,
I hope the New Year has been happy and healthy for you all!
We are excited to announce that Medical City Children’s Hospital will have our Second Annual Camp Brave Heart this summer. For those new to the camp, this is our summer camp for patients with congenital or acquired heart disease. Given the success and positive feedback we received after our inaugural camp, this year we will be extending the ages to include children who are 7 through 16 years of age and we will be extending the camp to 4 days. The children should have either congenital or acquired heart disease and have been cared for by the team at Medical City Children’s Hospital. Camp Brave Heart will be from Thursday June 7th through Sunday June 10th and it will again be held at Collin County Adventure Camp (CCAC) in Anna, Texas about 45 minutes north of Medical City Children’s Hospital.
We are excited to partner with Collin County Adventure Camp in this endeavor given their experience in providing camp experiences for other medically fragile populations. The 4 day camp will involve many fun activities, including, but not limited to, zip lines, archery, swimming, fishing, making new friends, conquering new challenges, and experiences we will always remember!
Our applications will again be online through CampDoc, a leading company in the field of online registration and electronic health records for summer camps! This online capability will allow us to make the application process easier for you, and even more importantly will allow for an electronic medical record to be created for you child (an advancement shown to improve both safety and information availability in the medical field). The following link (http://app.campdoc.com/register/braveheart) will take you to a unique site designed by CampDoc, and will allow you to set up your account and complete your child’s application. Repeat registrants should use the same login information from last year and much of your registration information will carry forward. The CampDoc company offers a support group to help with questions which can be accessed once you register, and there are also numerous resources that can be found through Google by referencing CampDoc and a particular question. Brooke, Amy, and I are also happy to try to help with any questions.
When applying, you will choose the option for “Camper, 2018” under the Registration section and decline the protection plan. Please make sure you have started the registration by March 31st, 2018 as no new registrations will be allowed after that time. All materials must be completed by April 30th, 2018. These deadlines ensure that our staff has enough time to review medical information, and to plan for staffing and accommodations.
Of particular importance will be making sure your child has had an appointment in the preceding year with your cardiologist so we can have an up to date physical exam, medication list, and medical history along with current echocardiograms, EKG’s, and any other testing your child has required in the past year.
Completion of the above steps does not guarantee your child’s admittance to the camp. Applications will be reviewed to ensure our ability to safely provide an incredible camp experience for all of our campers. We reserve the right to refuse acceptance to anyone for any reason. Also, if camper demand exhausts our staffing ability or the space available at CCAC, applications will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Therefore please complete the entire application as soon as possible.
If you are unsure your child will be attending camp, I encourage you to start the application process anyway. Our final deadline of April 30th, 2018 needs to be upheld, and we will rely on you to finalize your decision by this date out of respect to other campers. Please email us if you have any questions, concerns or roadblocks with the application process.
Camp Brave Heart is looking forward to continuing what we hope will become an incredible yearly tradition for your children. We hope to see our campers return every year so we can all grow together! After all applications are reviewed, you will be notified via e-mail of your child’s acceptance to camp and as to what time your camper may check in on Thursday June 7th and be picked up on Sunday June 10th. Please notify us prior to the start of camp if you will need to pick up your camper early.
Please feel free to contact us by email ([email protected], [email protected], or [email protected]) with any questions you may have, and I look forward to seeing you all this June!
Scott Gatlin, M.D.
Jimmy Kimmel Live's recent congenital heart disease story inspired us to thank Dr. Mendeloff and his amazing team for saving so many babies lives!
Be prepared for any type of situation!
Hear from our own pediatric cardiologist, Dr. Tia Raymond, as she explains how to properly perform chest compressions on an infant.
Camp Brave Heart
We are always thankful for the Congenital Heart Surgery Center, but this week we are especially thankful for their donation to Camp Brave Heart! #thankyou
At Medical City Children’s Hospital, a dedicated core team of pediatric congenital heart disease specialists provides a meticulous and compassionate, multi-disciplinary approach in caring for the special needs of both mom and baby. Our expert team, including board-certified physicians and nurse practitioners, bring expertise in pediatric cardiology, pediatric critical care and pediatric congenital heart disease surgery, achieving outcomes for patients that surpass national standards.
Our facility at Medical City Children’s Hospital is the only location in North Texas where fetal diagnosis of congenital heart defects, high-risk deliveries, neonatal critical care, surgical repair and post-surgical critical care of patients with complex congenital heart disease can be provided under one roof by a dedicated team of specialists.
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