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  • Echocardiogram for Parents


    An echocardiogram (also called an echo or cardiac ultrasound) uses sound waves to create pictures of the heart. It shows the structure of the heart and its parts and how well they’re working.

  • Cholesterol for Parents


    Most parents probably don't think about what cholesterol means for their kids. But high cholesterol is a risk factor for heart disease, which has its roots in childhood.

  • Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT) for Parents


    Supraventricular tachycardia is a type of abnormal heart rhythm in which the heart beats very quickly.

  • Ebstein Anomaly for Parents


    Ebstein anomaly is a rare heart defect that affects the tricuspid valve. It can cause problems that range from very mild to very serious.

  • Cocaine for Teens


    Cocaine is a powerful and highly addictive stimulant drug. Find out more about cocaine and its effects.

  • 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.

  • Blood for Parents


    Here are the basics about the life-sustaining fluid called blood.

  • Coarctation of the Aorta for Teens


    When someone has coarctation of the aorta, that person's aorta (the major blood vessel that carries blood away from the heart to the body) is narrowed at some point.

  • What's Blood? for Kids


    It swirls through your veins and arteries, but what is it really? Find out about blood in this article for kids.

  • Blood for Teens


    Find out about the mysterious, life-sustaining fluid called blood.