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ChaserNews - Volume II Contents


Volume II, Issue IV (March, 1995); 16 pgs

  • Survey results confirm prior belief but contradict conventional wisdom
    (CHASER News article; CHASER's National 'Heart Parent' Survey - Results...Part I)

  • Korey's Story
    (personal account article)
    by Lori Rogers with Marilyn Anglin
  • Tree of Hearts
    (42 photos of children with congenital heart disease - national CHD awareness campaign)

  • Dear Chaser...
    (reader request/letters)

  • Volume II, Issue III (Aug/Sept/Oct, 1994); 12 pgs (8 pg news, 4 pg insert)

  • National Survey to Reveal Important Information on 'Heart Parents'
    (CHASER News article - CHASER's National 'Heart Parent' Survey, a national information gathering)

  • CHASER's National 'Heart Parent' Survey
    (4-page insert/pull-out questionnaire - survey topics include: geographic; medical; second opinions; support; insurance; health care)
  • Surgeon Profile
    (featuring Marshall L. Jacobs, M.D. - Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania/Children's Hospital of Philadelphia)

  • Tree of Hearts
    (39 photos of children with congenital heart disease - national CHD awareness campaign)

  • Dear Chaser...
    (reader request/letters)

  • Volume II, Issue II (May/June/Jul, 1994); 16 pgs

  • Toll Free Number Offers Valuable Information to "Heart Families"
    (informational resource article - University of Michigan Medical Center's TeleCare)
    800-742-2300 -touch tone phones only

  • Transposition of the Great Arteries - Surgical Insight (3-part CHASER News exclusive)
    • The Arterial Switch Repair (part 1)
      written by Edward L Bove, M.D. (University of Michigan/C.S. Mott Children's Hospital - Cardiac Surgery)
    • The Rastelli Operation for Transposition of the Great Arteries (part 2)
      written by Aldo R. Castaneda, M.D.; Richard A. Jonas, M.D.; and Redmond P. Burke, M.D. (Boston Children's Hospital - Cardiac Surgery)
    • Systemic Right Ventricular Dysfunction and Tricuspid Incompetence: Conversion to the Arterial Switch (part 3)
    written by Roger B. B. Mee, M.B., Ch.B., FRACS - Cleveland Clinic - Congenital Heart Surgery)
  • Congestive Heart Failure - Signs & Symptoms of Danger
    (Educational/Informative article disclosing signs and symptoms of congestive heart failure in infants and children)
    written by Anita K. Myers

  • Surgeon Profile
    (featuring Roger B. B. Mee, MB., Ch.B., FRACS - Director of Congenital Heart Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation)

  • Matches Needed
    (Comprehensive listing of medical conditions and diagnosis in need of networking opportunities)

  • More Resources
    (Resource listing of 13 helpful organizations and departments)

  • Books
    (book listing)

  • Tree of Hearts
    (8 photos of children with congenital heart disease - national CHD awareness campaign)

  • Dear Chaser...
    (reader request/letters)

  • Volume II, Issue I (Feb/March/April, 1994); 12 pgs

  • Pacemakers and Children
    (Educational/Informative article - pediatric pacemaker implantation and uses, also Internal Cardioverter Defibrillator; table of International Pacemaker Codes; illus. & photos of pacemakers)
    written by James H. Myers; edited by medical profession review (Univ. of Mich.)

  • Bacterial Endocarditis
    (overview - risk - prevention)
    written by Earnest G. Brookfield, M.D., Medical College of Ohio

  • Medication Use in the Pediatric Patient
    (discusses common medications with pediatric heart patients; includes table of medications with FDA approval information)
    written by Milap C. Nahata, Pharm.D., Ohio State University
  • Surgeon Profile
    (featuring Francisco J. Puga, M.D.; Professor of Surgery, Chair, Div. of Cardiothoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN)

  • Do you trust others to plan for your child's health care needs?
    (brief special interest and resource to Federal Information Center)

  • Tree of Hearts
    (4 photos of children with congenital heart disease - national CHD awareness campaign)

  • Dear Chaser...
    (reader request/letters)

  • * All CHASER News issues contain a CHASER Reply & Update Form, Donation Form, and Tree of Hearts Form.

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