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  • Arteriovenous Malformations for Parents


    An arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is an abnormal connection between an artery and a vein. Large AVMs or multiple AVMs usually needs medical treatment.

  • Word! Arteries and Veins for Kids


    Your body has a highway system all its own that sends blood to and from your body parts.

  • Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) for Parents


    Atrial septal defect (ASD) — also known as a "hole in the heart" — is a type of congenital heart defect. Most ASDs are diagnosed and treated successfully.

  • Fetal Lung Mass for Parents


    A fetal lung mass is an unusual lump that grows inside or next to an unborn baby’s lung. Some are treated before birth, while others are removed after the baby is born.

  • Apnea of Prematurity for Parents


    Apnea of prematurity (AOP) is a condition in which premature infants stop breathing for 15 to 20 seconds during sleep. AOP usually goes away on its own as a baby matures.

  • Words to Know (Heart Glossary) for Kids


    Your heart beats and sends blood all around your body. Find out more about the heart, from A to Z, in this glossary.

  • Love and Romance for Teens


    Loving and being loved adds richness to our lives. When people feel close to others they are happier and even healthier. But what makes a good relationship? Find out here.

  • Ventricular Septal Defect for Parents


    Ventricular septal defect (VSD) — also known as a "hole in the heart" — is a congenital heart defect. Most VSDs are diagnosed and treated successfully.

  • Ventricular Septal Defect for Teens


    Ventricular septal defect, or VSD, is a heart condition that a few teens can have. Find out what it is, how it happens, and what doctors do to correct it.

  • 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.