The Pulse

Sharing stories for and about the children and families we serve across 50 states and more than 80 countries.

Patient Stories

Teen Athlete Fights Rare Knee Condition With Surgery, Rehab and Hard Work

When Nina Simpson was 5, her mother enrolled her in a gymnastics program hoping to channel her endless energy. It ...

News

Illinois 7th Grader Recovering After Battle With COVID-19

“She’s done amazing,” said Dr. William Orr, a Washington University pediatric cardiologist at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, who treated Kiley ...

Patient Stories

Journey Into motherhood as an Adult Congenital Heart Disease Patient

When Kelsey Beelman was 2 weeks old, her pediatrician heard a heart murmur. “My parents knew it wasn’t good when ...

Mom Docs

What to Do When Your Teen Wants a Lip or Tongue Piercing

So, your teen wants a lip or tongue piercing. YIKES! Is it actually something to be concerned about? The short ...

Expert Advice

Past, Present, and Future of Single Ventricle Care at St. Louis Children's Hospital

Presented at the Single Ventricle Family Forum 2021, Dr. Canter discusses the Timeline of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome/Single Ventricle Therapy ...