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Heart health for a lifetime


Thanks to major improvements in treatment of congenital heart defects, many children are given the promise of full lives ahead. That doesn’t mean, however, that regular care ends with childhood for CHD patients.

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Understanding fainting


Fainting, also known as syncope, can be a scary thing. What does it mean? Is it a sign of a more serious issue? Fainting is actually most common in teens and young adults. Thomas Yohannan, MD, a Le Bonheur pediatric cardiologist, weighs in.

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Chest pain: When is it heart related?


When your child complains of chest pain, it’s easy to quickly become concerned. How do you know if the issue is heart-related? We talked to Dr. Alex Arevalo, a Le Bonheur cardiologist.

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Athletes' hearts


Athletic participation has doubled in the last 10 years. There are 7.7 million high school athletes and 450,000 college athletes. Pre-participation evaluation has been a hot topic in the U.S. in an effort to decrease and detect athletes who are at risk for sudden cardiac death. Pediatric Cardiologist Alex Arevalo, MD, explains screening guidelines and when athletes need to see a cardiologist.

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Congenital Heart Disease: 6 Common Questions Answered


Did you know the most common birth defect is a heart defect? Heart defects can range from mild to life-threatening, and thanks to advances in medicine, there is hope for children with even the most complicated heart abnormalities. In honor of Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) Awareness Week, Le Bonheur Pediatric Cardiologist Alex Arevalo, MD, answers some common questions about heart defects.

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Ped cardiologist's take on sports physicals


With school sports underway, it’s important that children all have a sports physical. Cardiologist Alex Arevalo, MD, explains what a physical checks for and who else besides students athletes need to be screened.

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Heart Institute