Cardiovascular Conditions of Childhood

CV conditions of childhood
Doctor Listening To Boy's Heart


Some arrhythmias, or irregular heartbeats, need treatment, many do not. Read about your child’s specific type and find a checklist for parents.

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22q11.2 Deletion Disorders

Also called DiGeorge Syndrome and Velocardiofacial Syndrome. A high percentage of children with this genetic immune system disorder are born with heart defects.

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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.

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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.

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Heart Failure

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.

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Kawasaki Disease

This childhood illness can result in long-term heart complications. Learn the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for Kawasaki disease.

Cholesterol And Children Written On Chalkboard


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.

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Heart Murmurs

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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Rheumatic Fever (PDF)

This inflammatory infection can occur after strep throat. Sometimes rheumatic fever affects the heart and can cause permanent damage.

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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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Stroke in infants and children presents unique challenges to parents. Find resources and read personal stories of young stroke survivors.

Congenital Heart Defects

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Children and adults can be diagnosed with a heart defect occurring at birth. Learn about the types of defects and available treatment options.
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Ask the Pediatric Cardiologist

Find answers to common questions about children and heart disease.