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  • Your Heart & Circulatory System for Kids

    Your heart is a hard-working muscle. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • Heart and Circulatory System for Parents

    The heart and circulatory system are our body's lifeline, delivering blood to the body's tissues. Brush up on your ticker with this body basics article.

  • Arrhythmias for Parents

    Arrhythmias are abnormal heart rhythms usually caused by an electrical "short circuit" in the heart. Many are minor and not a health threat, but some can indicate a more serious problem.

  • Coarctation of the Aorta for Parents

    Coarctation of the aorta (COA) is a narrowing of the aorta, the major blood vessel that carries blood away from the heart to the body.

  • E-Cigarettes for Parents

    E-cigarettes are marketed as a safe alternative to smoking, but they're not - they still deliver nicotine into the body. Here are the facts on "vaping."

  • E-Cigarettes for Teens

    E-cigarettes aren't a safe alternative to smoking, they're just another way of putting nicotine into your body. Get the facts on e-cigs and vaping.

  • Tetralogy of Fallot for Parents

    Tetralogy of Fallot is a combination of problems caused by a birth defect that changes the way blood flows through the heart.



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