Physician Connection |  September/October 2017
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CHOC cardiologist implants smallest pacemaker in pediatric patient

A CHOC Children’s Heart Institute cardiologist Dr. Anthony McCanta reached a major milestone in pediatric cardiac care when he joined an elite group of physicians in the world who have implanted the Micra® Transcatheter Pacing System.

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CHOC at forefront of treating Batten disease

Bringing new hope to patients and their families, CHOC Children’s is now among a few hospitals in the country to offer treatment for a rare genetic brain condition that has previously been considered a death sentence for children.

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In the Spotlight: Rahul Bhola, MD

An internationally recognized pediatric ophthalmologist with expertise in strabismus, amblyopia, pediatric cataracts and glaucoma has joined CHOC Children’s.

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CHOC to host educational dinner on infantile spasms

Undiagnosed infantile spasms can develop into intractable epilepsy, a very common, but debilitating disorder. Health care providers and family members are invited to learn about infantile spasms at an educational dinner hosted by CHOC Children’s.

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CHOC Emergency Department honored for exceptional practice and innovative performance

The Julia and George Argyros Emergency Department at CHOC Children’s Hospital is one of only three emergency departments in California to be named a 2017 Lantern Award recipient from the Emergency Nurses Association.

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U.S. News & World Report has ranked CHOC Children’s as one of the nation’s best
children’s hospitals in the 2017-18 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings.