There is still much to learn about pulmonary vein stenosis in children. Though outcomes have not changed much for the last 40 years in pediatric cases, many centers are collaborating to learn as much as possible about the disease.
A fetal echocardiogram is a test done during pregnancy to evaluate the heart of an unborn baby. An echocardiogram can assess the function and structures of the heart. The test can help detect abnormalities of the heart before birth.
There are a number of reasons why a pediatrician may ask for your child to see a pediatric cardiologist. While this can be a scary thing for a parent to hear, many common problems seen in the cardiology clinic are actually mild conditions and can be adequately evaluated, diagnosed and treated without extensive testing.
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Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) occurs when the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating, cutting off blood flow to the brain and other vital organs. SCA can occur in any physically active individual at any age, including but not limited to young athletes. Read More
Heart murmurs in children are very common. As many as half of all children will have a heart murmur at some point before 18 years of age. It is important to understand what causes a heart murmur and what needs to be done to evaluate them. Read More
What is “heart failure”? Heart failure is a clinical diagnosis in which the heart isn’t pushing enough blood forward, due to impaired filling or impaired emptying, to meet the demands of all of the organs. Read More
Would you take your car to a body shop if it needed new brakes? Of course you wouldn’t. Instead you would take your car to a mechanic. Although each profession is trained to work on cars, they each have different training and specializations. The same can be said for cardiologists. Read More