Kids' Heart Conditions

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.

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  • Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension in Newborns
    Are you looking for information about persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn? If so, read on for detailed information concerning causes, treatment, and more.
  • What Is a Normal, Healthy Blood Pressure for Kids?
    Can kids suffer from hypertension? Although not a common problem, it is possible. Find out what normal blood pressure readings in children are and possible reasons behind high readings.
  • The Innocent Heart Murmur
    Is a heart murmur in children necessarily dangerous? Learn more about what this condition means, including the distinct difference between an innocent murmur and a fundamental problem with the heart.
  • The Presence of High Cholesterol Levels in Children
    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.
  • An Overview of Adult Congenital 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 in Children: An Overview
    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.
  • Best Low Cholesterol Snacks for Kids
    A high cholesterol level among kids can be a result of obesity, bad diet and hereditary factors. Parents must ensure that their kids undergo a complete high cholesterol profile, exercise regularly and get a nourishing diet. Here are some low fat snacking tips for your kid’s health and wellness.
  • Infant Heart Failure
    Save your child from the worst effects of heart failure! Early detection of the symptoms of heart failure in infants could lead to early treatment and could help spare your child from all the unnecessary discomfort, pain and anxiety. Read and learn from this article.
  • About Congenital Heart Failure in Infants
    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.
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