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As a parent, it's your job to keep your child's heart healthy and strong throughout development. Learn more about cardiac and heart conditions, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and more.

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What Happens When Fetal Heart Abnormalities are Detected During an Ultrasound?

When pregnant patients receive a prenatal diagnosis of a congenital heart defect (CHD), they often have a lot of questions and concerns about what comes next.

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Supporting Your Child with Congenital Heart Disease: A Guide for Parents

A child being diagnosed with congenital heart disease can be overwhelming. Our experts provide advice to help you understand and support your child with CHD.

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Heart Health for Kids: Exercise & Nutrition

Diet and exercise are key parts of children's heart health. Use these tips and diet plans to keep your kids healthy.

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February is Marfan Syndrome Awareness Month

Marfan syndrome is a connetive tissue disorder caused by genetic changes (sometimes called “mutations”) in the FBN1 gene. 

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Trends in Parenting Heart-Healthy Children in 2022

Study reveals trends in parenting heart-healthy children. 

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Bicuspid Aortic Valve Screening at Lurie Children’s Heart Center

Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) screening is recommended for all first-degree relatives of someone with BAV. Early diagnosis can prevent later complications.

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Heart Health and High Cholesterol in Kids

Kids can have high cholesterol, particularly if they are overweight, obese or have a history of family hypercholesterolemia.

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Pediatric Heart Health: Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Dental Procedures

Doctors and dentists sometimes recommend children with certain heart conditions take antibiotics before dental procedures.

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Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Congenital Heart Disease Care

Our ACHD team works closely with our pediatric colleagues to make your transition from pediatric cardiology to ACHD seamless and smooth.

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Living with Bicuspid Aortic Valve: Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle

Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is the most common congenital cardiac anomaly. Learn more about living with BAV, including exercise, diet and management tips.

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A Guide to Fetal Echocardiography

Dr. Sheetal Patel explains the role prenatal echocardiography plays in diagnosing CHD and the benefit of early diagnosis. 

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