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When is a heart murmur something more? February is American Heart Month

Dr. Judith Rhee of Akron Children's Hospital Pediatrics in Alliance evaluates a patient.

While about 75 percent of kids experience a heart murmur during childhood, most of these murmurs are considered normal and may eventually go away on their own. Sometimes murmurs come and go.

Artists with heart (Photo gallery)

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Thanks to the generosity of a grateful mother, the walls at Akron Children’s Hospital’s Heart Center are coming alive with our patients’ best artwork. The artwork was recently donated to the Heart Center by Tiffini Wright, whose son, Dominic, was born with a congenital heart defect and received treatment at the hospital. The pieces are […]

Meet Katherine, the Little Engine That Could (Video) Katherine doesn't let 15 heart procedures slow her down

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When you meet Katherine, you’ll be immediately drawn in by her vivacious personality, seemingly endless energy, and love for dance and performing. What you won’t notice are the 15 procedures she’s had on her heart, all before turning 12.

Diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot at 3 days old

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During the nine months of pregnancy no one noticed a thing wrong with any ultrasounds or the baby’s heartbeat.

A Heart for Champions

The Plant family dresses up for the Heart Ball

Chris and I have reached the point where we don’t often think about Rebekah’s heart. Over the past few weeks, however, we’ve been thinking of her heart all the time.

#TechTuesday: Moms find therapeutic benefits of blogging

For Akron Children’s Hospital’s mommy bloggers, blogging has provided a way to chronicle the ups and downs of parenting a child with a serious medical condition.