Heart Health Center
What Can Go Wrong?
Sometimes there's a problem with how a heart is formed. This is called a heart defect. Mild defects might not need treatment. Otherwise, most heart defects are treated during infancy.
Learn about congenital heart defects
What's a great way to keep your child's heart healthy? Encourage healthy eating and exercise!
High cholesterol is a risk factor for heart disease, which has its roots in childhood.
Though too much fat can be unhealthy, some kinds of fat are good for us and are an important part of a healthy diet.
Your Child's Weight
"What's the right weight for my child?" is one of the most common questions parents have. It seems like a simple one, but it's not always easy to answer.
Having a heart murmur means that the blood makes an extra noise as it flows through the heart. Most murmurs are normal. Sometimes a murmur happens because of a problem in the heart.
Cardiomyopathy is when the heart muscle becomes weak and enlarged. This makes it hard to pump blood through the body.
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Your doctor will let you know if you need to take your child's pulse. It's different for a baby and a child.
Learn to take your child's pulse