In honor of American Heart Month, we spoke to Dr. Michele Domico, medical director of CHOC’s cardiovascular intensive care unit (CVICU)
Heart / Cardiology
Sean and his mom chose a newer option called the Subcutaneous Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (S-ICD) to treat his heart rhythm issue.
Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) is a rare congenital heart defect, that’s fatal if untreated. Luckily Cyrus was prenatally diagnosed.
With a dream of becoming a pediatrician one day, Dominique Keane-Cawrse’s professional inspiration is close to her heart. The CHOC Children’s patient has a heart condition called tetralogy of fallot, a birth defect that includes four anomalies in the heart and requires lifelong treatment. “I’ve wanted to be a doctor for as long as I […]
Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when the heart stops beating and blood stops flowing to the brain and other organs.
Parents of young athletes should talk to their pediatrician about getting pre-participation sports physicals that include heart screenings. After all, sudden cardiac death is 2 ½ times more likely to occur in young athletes than in non-athletes. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the most common cause of sudden cardiac death in young athletes, occurs in one of every […]
By Dr. Michele Domico, medical director, CHOC Children’s ECMO service Children who are hospitalized with critical cardiac or pulmonary disease and don’t respond to current medical treatments might be candidates for a life-saving device called extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). ECMO (also known as extracorporeal life support) is a heart and lung bypass machine that can be used to […]