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Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic

Lurie Children's Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic, with experts in pediatric and adult cardiology, as well as genetics, is designed to evaluate and treat families with genetic heart disease.

Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery

Our cardiothoracic surgery team provides comprehensive surgical care for all congenital and acquired cardiac defects. Learn about pediatric heart surgery here.


A clouding or opaque area over the lens of the eye, preventing light passing through the lens to the retina, the light-sensitive lining in the back of the eye (uncommon in children).

Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia (CPVT)

CPVT is a rare heart condition linked to rhythm problems and sudden death. We’re experts at genetic diagnosis and treating children and families with CPVT.


Clusters of abnormally dilated thin-walled blood vessels, most often found in the brain and spinal cord; risk of hemorrhage over a lifetime is related to the location and number of clusters.

Celiac Disease

Also called celiac sprue or gluten sensitive enteropathy, a sensitivity to gluten, a protein found in all forms of wheat, oats, barley and rye.


A bacterial infection of the skin that is characterized by swelling and tenderness.

Center for Childhood Resilience

Lurie Children's Center for Childhood Resilience is dedicated to promoting access to high-quality mental health services for children and adolescents across Illinois and nationwide.

Central Line Care

If your child has a central line, it's important to know how to properly care for it. Lurie Children's offers guidance in this area.

Central Nervous System Tumors

Tumors of the brain and spinal cord; can be benign or malignant. CNS tumors are dangerous as any growth can affect the functioning of the nervous system tissues around it.

Cerebral Aneurysm

A weak or thin spot on a blood vessel in the brain that balloons out and fills with blood; can occur anywhere in the brain; more common in adults than in children.

Cerebral Palsy

A group of neurological (brain) disorders; a life-long condition affecting communication between the brain and the muscles, causing uncoordinated movement and posturing.