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!
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