To learn more about cardiovascular conditions of childhood, browse any of the topics below.
Some arrhythmias, or irregular heartbeats, need treatment, many do not. Read about your child’s specific type and find a checklist for parents.
Cardiomyopathy is a chronic disease in which the heart muscle becomes inflamed and doesn't work as well as it should. Find out what to expect.
Raised cholesterol levels early in life may play a role in the development of atherosclerosis (fatty plaque in arteries) in adulthood. Learn the recommended levels for children.
|Congenital Heart Defects|
If your child is born with a heart defect today, the chances are better than ever that the problem can be overcome and a normal adult life will follow.
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A high percentage of children with DiGeorge syndrome, a genetic immune system disorder, are born with heart defects.
Sometimes the heart of a child may not function properly. It's important to recognize how it's diagnosed, treated and even cured in younger children.
A heart murmur is an abnormal sound in the heart caused by defective heart valves or holes in the heart walls. Innocent murmurs are common in children, and quite harmless.
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|High Blood Pressure|
HBP isn’t just a disease for adults. Teens, children and even babies can have it. Treating it can be as easy as helping your child develop heart-healthy habits.
This childhood illness can result in long-term heart complications. Learn the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for Kawasaki disease.
| Rheumatic Fever|
This inflammatory infection can occur after strep throat. Sometimes rheumatic fever affects the heart and can cause permanent damage.
Stroke in infants and children presents unique challenges to parents. Find resources and read personal stories of young stroke survivors.