May 10, 2022

Hopeful and Grateful: One Family Living with Pediatric Heart Disease

Jaylie Sawyer is a bright and joyful 7-year-old who loves animals, enjoys math and is proving to be a natural on skis. She also is living with pulmonary vein stenosis (PVS), a rare condition in which the veins that carry blood from the lungs back to the heart continually narrow and scar. The cause of…

Cardiology, Dickinson Image-Guided Intervention Center
February 23, 2022

Patient born with heart defect leaves living legacy

By Diane Bell, Columnist, The San Diego Union-Tribune  Feb. 12, 2022 — Most people associate February with Valentine’s Day, romance and love. For San Diegan Maria Platis, it signifies Heart Month and the birth to her son, George. He entered the world as an outwardly healthy 8-pound boy. It wasn’t long before physicians detected serious…

Cardiology
February 6, 2019

Keeping Kids’ Blood Pressure and Cholesterol in Check

It’s likely you’ve talked with your doctor about your heart health and where your blood pressure and cholesterol stand. But have you talked with your child’s pediatrician about theirs? “We usually think of hypertension (high blood pressure) and high cholesterol as problems that affect adults, but we tend to forget that these problems can start…

Cardiology
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December 18, 2018

Rady Children’s ECMO Expertise Goes Global

George Sutherland, M.B.A., R.R.T.-N.P.S. (pictured middle right), is going places. And while he certainly excels in his role as Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego’s extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) coordinator, we mean this literally. That’s because in Nov. 2018, Sutherland led a group of Rady Children’s ECMO experts on a volunteer trip to China, where they helped…

Cardiology, Giving Back, Staff Stories
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