Conditions such as high cholesterol and high blood pressure are being diagnosed more and more often in young children as well as adults. What is causing this rising incidence? And how do we combat high cholesterol in kids? In addition to those concerns, children can be born with a number of congenital heart defects including heart murmurs. Learn how to respond as a parent to your child’s needs. Spot warning signs and symptoms, and learn about the treatment methods and surgical procedures your child may need to go through.
High cholesterol in children is not as rare as most people think and needs treatment. Family history, a fat-laden diet and a sedentary life all can elevate cholesterol. The presence of high cholesterol levels in children could lead to health problems in adulthood, primarily heart disease.
Adult congenital heart disease affects over two million people. The scope of the disease varies from person to person, but all patients were born with a heart condition.
Congenital heart defects can cause a number of health complications in children. Types of these heart conditions include atrial and ventricular septal defects, tricuspid and pulmonary atresia, aortic stenosis and hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Learn about symptoms and treatment of these defects.
Are you looking for information about persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn? If so, read on for detailed information concerning causes, treatment, and more.
Congenital heart failure in infants can be frightening for the parents, but can be successfully treated in many cases. Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of this condition.
Can you recognize some myocarditis symptoms? If not, read on to learn what they are and what causes this condition.
Do you know how a myocarditis diagnosis is made? To learn how, read on.
Are you familiar with treating myocarditis? To learn more, read on.
What does infant open heart surgery look like? Parents often need to be assured that the procedure is safe for their child. Here is a how the procedure is done.
Do you suspect your infant could have pulmonary hypertension? If so, read on to learn more about infant pulmonary hypertension.