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CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

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Cardiovascular Disorders Home

The Heart

About the Heart and Blood Vessels

Anatomy and Function of the Heart Valves

Anatomy and Function of the Electrical System

Diagnosing and Evaluating Heart Disease in Children

Physical Examination

Blood Tests

Chest X-Ray

EKG / ECG

Holter Monitoring

Exercise (EKG / ECG) Testing

Tilt Table Evaluation

Echocardiography

Transesophageal Echocardiography

Fetal Echocardiography

CT (Computed Tomography) Scan

Ultrafast / Electron Beam CT Scan

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Cardiac Catheterization

Heart Murmurs

Heart Failure

Congenital Heart Disease

Overview of Congenital Heart Disease

Fetal Circulation

Factors Contributing to Congenital Heart Disease

Genetic Disorders Associated with Congenital Heart Disease

DiGeorge Syndrome

Down Syndrome

Marfan Syndrome

Heart Defects Causing Extra Blood Flow Through the Lungs

Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)

Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)

Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)

Atrioventricular Canal (AV Canal or AVC)

Heart Defects Causing Too Little Blood Flow Through the Lungs

Tricuspid Atresia (TA)

Pulmonary Atresia (PA)

Transposition of the Great Arteries (TGA)

Tetralogy of Fallot

Heart Defects Causing Obstructions to Blood Flow

Coarctation of the Aorta

Aortic Stenosis

Pulmonary Stenosis

Complex Heart Problems

Truncus Arteriosus

Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return

Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

Anomalous Coronary Artery (ACA)

Living With Congenital Heart Disease

Growth and Development

Exercise and Physical Stamina

Emotional and Family Issues

Rheumatic Heart Disease

Cardiomyopathy

Bacterial Endocarditis

Eisenmenger's Syndrome

Pericarditis

Kawasaki Disease

Problems Affecting the Coronary Arteries and Blood Vessels

Cholesterol, LDL, HDL, and Triglycerides

Food Basics

Heart Healthy Eating

High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents

Problems Involving Heart Rhythm

Arrhythmias

Overview of Pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs)

Living With a Pacemaker or Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)

Syncope

Heart Transplantation

Glossary

Online Resources

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