The day after Wren Patterson was born in October, doctors were concerned about a heart murmur and her low blood oxygenation. An echocardiogram at Aultman Hospital in Canton showed the reason. Wren had a congenital heart defect called tetralogy of Fallot, characterized by 4 malformations that robbed her of adequate blood flow to the lungs […]
Families and patients share their experiences with the Akron Children's Hospital Heart Center.
It was an overcast winter day in northeast Ohio – nothing unusual – with rain on and off but, as they were walking into Akron Children’s Hospital, Lisa and Sidney McLain realized this otherwise dreary day was also a milestone day. Sidney, 17, had been coming to see Dr. Chandrakant Patel in Akron Children’s Heart […]
Akron Children’s has been part of the Wooster community for decades. Starting Feb. 4, the hospital will have an even larger presence with the opening of its new 15,239-square-foot health center at 3807 Friendsville Road. The new Akron Children’s Health Center, Wooster will combine pediatric outpatient services under one roof: Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics, Wooster […]
Jessica Culbert, who came to Akron Children’s Hospital from Bixby, Oklahoma, in March for a successful heart procedure, credits pediatric cardiologist Dr. John Clark with saving two lives. Hers and her unborn baby’s. Jessica was pregnant with her third child when she and her husband, Devan, went on a nationwide search for a heart specialist […]
When Dr. Mark Jacobstein, pediatric cardiologist, graduated from high school, he knew he wanted to be a doctor. As he explored different medical specialties, he discovered pediatric cardiology and how technologically intensive the field is. With a passion for learning and a strong interest in cutting-edge technology, pediatric cardiology was the right fit for Dr. […]
In many ways, Dr. Michael Spector, associate division director of cardiovascular surgery and pediatric cardiovascular surgeon, will always be a kid at heart. He grew up in an era of home chemistry sets, where budding chemists sometimes strayed into experiments that led to small explosions and smoke bombs. And while this may have provoked his […]