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Atrial fibrillation is when the upper chambers of the heart don’t pump normally. Learn what happens in the heart, and how it can be managed.
If you have a heart condition, your healthcare provider may recommend a cardiac rehab program to help you recover. This video tells you more about cardiac rehab and how it can help.
Catheter ablation can fix a cardiac arrhythmia when medicines used to treat it don’t work. The ablation stops abnormal electrical signals in your heart. This lets your normal heart rhythm take over again.
Certain foods can make your blood pressure go too high. Watch and learn how easy it is to have delicious meals without harming your health.
Heart failure is when your heart can’t pump enough blood to meet your body’s needs. Learn about the different types of heart failure, and the treatments that can help you manage it.
A heart murmur is blood flow that makes a noise because of a problem in or near the heart. See how a heart murmur occurs, and when it’s a cause for concern.
If a heart valve needs to be repaired or replaced, your healthcare provider may do the work with open heart surgery.
An ICD helps people with serious heart rhythm problems. It sits in the chest, and sends a shock to the heart when it senses an abnormal rhythm. See how it works, and how it saves lives.
A pacemaker is a small device that helps the heart beat normally. See how it’s put in the chest, and how it uses electrical signals to keep the heart on track.
Bradycardia is when the heart beats too slowly and can cause problems. Learn how it's diagnosed, and what treatments can help.
A transient ischemic attack (TIA), also called a ministroke stroke, causes symptoms similar to those of a stroke. The difference is that TIAs don’t cause permanent brain damage. This video explains what happens during a TIA, what you ...
Hemorrhagic stroke happens when a blood vessel in the brain breaks or bleeds. This causes brain cells to die. Stroke can take away your ability to do certain things, like speak or walk. Learn the symptoms of hemorrhagic stroke and what ...
Tachycardia is when the heart beats too fast. Find out what symptoms it causes, how it’s diagnosed, and what treatments can help manage it.
Your heart rate, breathing or respiratory rate, blood pressure, and temperature are known as your vital signs. Measuring your vital signs helps your healthcare provider assess your basic bodily functions.
An anomalous coronary artery (ACA) is a heart defect. This is something your baby is born with (congenital). In ACA, the blood vessels that supply blood to your child’s heart muscle aren’t normal.
Aortic stenosis means that your child has a heart valve that is too narrow or is blocked. The aortic valve is 1 of 4 heart valves that keep blood flowing through the heart. The valves make sure blood flows in only one direction. The ...
An arrhythmia is an abnormal rhythm of the heart. In an arrhythmia, abnormal electrical signals through the heart muscle may cause the heart to beat too fast (tachycardia), too slow (bradycardia), or irregularly.
Bacterial endocarditis is an infection of the lining of the heart (endocardium), and the heart valves. It does not happen very often, but when it does, it can cause serious heart damage.
Detailed information about double outlet right ventricle (DORV), a heart malformation that is present from birth.
Eisenmenger syndrome is an advanced form of
Heart failure is when the heart can't pump enough blood to the body. In children, it is often caused by a congenital heart defect.
Heart murmurs are extra or unusual sounds made by blood moving through the heart. Many children have heart murmurs. Some cause no problems or go away over time. Others require treatment.
Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the artery walls. High blood pressure (hypertension) means that the pressure inside the arteries is too high. This higher pressure may harm the arteries and cause the heart to work...
Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) is a group of defects of the heart and large blood vessels. A child is born with this condition (congenital heart defect). It occurs when part of the heart doesn't develop as it should during the ...
Marfan syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects the body's connective tissue. Connective tissue holds the body's cells, organs, and other tissue together. Connective tissue is also important in growth and development.
Persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN) happens in newborn babies. It occurs when a newborn’s circulation changes back to the circulation of a fetus. When this happens, too much blood flow bypasses the baby’s lungs. This is sometimes ...
Pericarditis is inflammation or infection of the pericardium. In children, pericarditis is most likely to happen after surgery to repair heart defects.
Rheumatic heart disease is a condition that causes permanent damage to the heart valves.
Tetralogy of Fallot is 4 congenital heart defects. This means that your child is born with them. These 4 problems occur together (tetralogy refers to 4).
Total anomalous pulmonary venous return (TAPVR) is a congenital heart defect. This means that your child is born with it. It happens as the baby’s heart develops during the first 8 weeks of pregnancy.