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Published on Mar 1, 2016
Dr. George Van Hare reflects on what it means to him to be a guardian of childhood.
As a pediatric cardiologist and electrophysiologist, Dr. Van Hare cures children from different types of heart rhythm conditions. Children with arrhythmias have abnormal heart rates and many times, the original recommendation in these circumstances is for the child to stop playing sports. Dr. Van Hare enjoys returning kids to the field by evaluating the heart with 3D imaging or intracardiac echocardiography, then successfully treating the condition. Dr. Van Hare knows that the condition is only one small part of a child’s life and stands by the mission of St. Louis Children’s Hospital “to do what is right for children.”
The Guardians of Childhood is an initiative through St. Louis Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri that helps every kid be and stay healthy through a variety of programs. A key priority of the Guardians of Childhood is to discover better treatments and find cures for childhood illnesses and diseases. Thanks to innovative partnerships and generous donors, we are shaping the future of pediatric medicine.