What Can Go Wrong?
Sometimes, there's a problem with how a heart 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.
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 gets too thick, too thin, or too stiff. This makes it hard to pump blood through the body.
If you need to take your child's pulse, there are different ways to do it depending on your child's age.