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How active can my child be? Sports participation and congenital heart disease

By: Brian J. Blair, MD, Pediatric Cardiologist How active can my child be?  This is a common question that I field as a pediatric cardiologist.  It is frightening and daunting to have a child with congenital heart disease.  From the day you come home from the hospital with your baby, it is scary and questions …

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Heart Kid Story – Violet

Heart Month Heart month is sacred in our community. It’s a time where we come together as a family to acknowledge the pain in our journeys. It’s the one week a year where we hold a candle to to darkest corners of what we’ve been through, and ask our friends and family to take a …

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Heart Kid Story – Addison

Addison may very well be the face of CHD in Tucson, and yet, at five years old, her light is such a shining force that her defect in no way defines her. Whether its organizing an energized team for the local Heart and Stroke Walk, or encouraging the community to “Open Their Hearts” and support …

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Heart Kid Story – Haleigh

Truthfully our heart “kid” is more of a gracious and kind young lady. It’s no lie that Haleigh befriends everyone she meets, she and her parents are always willing to lend a helping hand. We had a chance to bond with them during an event for #AndraHeart, a local organization that does heart screenings for …

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