Pulmonary specialists at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU provide expert diagnosis and comprehensive treatment to address the unique medical needs of children. The pulmonary team evaluates children with respiratory symptoms such as chest congestion, chronic noisy breathing (stridor, snoring and wheezing), persistent cough, rapid breathing, and shortness of breath. The team treats children with a wide variety of acute and chronic respiratory problems.
Children's Hospital Foundation has supported the hospital's You Can Control Asthma Now Program (UCAN), which was developed to meet the needs of Richmond children suffering from asthma. Asthma effects approximately 6.3 million children in the United States. In cities such as Richmond the number of children suffering from asthma is disproportionately higher than in the surrounding areas. With medical care and focused patient education, children are able to gain control of asthma symptoms and live active, healthy lives.