Randolphville Has Heart

Randolphville Has Heart
Posted on 01/10/2020
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Arjun, Age 8 – 3rd Grade Student @ Randolphville

A routine well-visit with a new pediatrician at the age of 3 years and 10 months revealed Arjun had a heart murmur.  Heart murmurs are sounds during your heartbeat cycle – such as “whooshing” or “swishing.”  They can be present at birth or develop later in life and can indicate an underlying heart problem. For Arjun, we were asked to see a cardiologist who determined he had a condition known as Sinus Venosus, an Atrial Septal Defect (ASD).  Most children with this condition are asymptomatic but develop symptoms as they age.  Three months later, Arjun had open heart surgery at Columbia University to patch the “hole in his heart.”  Arjun’s prognosis is excellent as he continues to check in with his cardiologist annually for a heart ultrasound.  In Arjun’s free time, he enjoys playing with friends, drawing, and Geronimo Stilton.  For us, he is a Heart Superhero.  Be proactive and make sure your doctor is checking your heart too! 

Arjun’s school is participating in Kids Heart Challenge where students will learn about Heart Health in Physical Education and are participating in the Kids Heart Fundraiser through the American Heart Association.  Please consider fundraising and donating as it will help out children like Randolphville’s Arjun. 

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