When you ask for Dr. Smith in Akron Children’s Hospital’s Heart Center, 3 doctors will turn their head. But, if you ask for the Dr. Smith who has a golf ball collection, only one will stand up. Meet our newest clinical cardiologist, Brandon Smith. Although he has a common name, his determination in life and […]
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.
About 75 percent of children will have a heart murmur at some point in their life, but many of these will be no cause for concern and may eventually go away on their own.
Heart murmurs in children are very common and aren’t usually cause for concern. A normal heart makes a specific sound when the heart valves close as the heart pushes blood through the body. A murmur is the sound of blood flow through the heart.
The first time we met Dr. Vande Kappelle was on November 14, 2011. Two day old Rebekah was sedated, hooked to more machines than I thought could be connected to anyone, let alone someone so very small, and we were just hoping to hear something, anything about what may be wrong with her. Dr. Vande […]