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Heart

Cardiomyopathy

Cardiomyopathy is any disease of the heart muscle in which the heart loses its ability to pump blood effectively.

Echocardiography

Routine transthoracic echocardiography is the most common test used in children, fetuses, and newborns to diagnose or rule out heart disease or to follow children already diagnosed with a heart problem. 

Heart Failure

Heart failure means your child's heart isn't able to pump as well as it should. Learn more about this condition.

Heart Murmurs

Murmurs are sounds made by blood circulating through the heart's chambers or valves, or through blood vessels near the heart.

Heart Surgery

Our pediatric heart specialists have dedicated their careers to providing excellent heart care to patients with congenital heart defects and other cardiac conditions. Learn more about pediatric heart surgery.

Hypertension

High blood pressure is also called hypertension. Blood pressure, measured with a blood pressure cuff and stethoscope by a nurse or other healthcare provider, is the force of the blood pushing against the artery walls.

Kawasaki Disease

Kawasaki disease is a form of vasculitis, or blood vessel inflammation, that primarily affects children.

Ryan W.'s Story

Ryan

When Ryan turned 2 months old, his parents noticed a change in his behavior. Their son – who once loved to eat – suddenly stopped nursing, began sleeping more than usual, gradually became fussy and struggled to breathe when he laid down.

Read More of Ryan W.'s Story