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Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
225 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60611
Research at Lurie Children’s is conducted through Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute. We focus on improving child health, transforming pediatric medicine and ensuring healthier futures.
Beginning in 2019, the Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center on Northwestern University's Chicago campus will be the new home for the Manne Research Institute.
We take specialized and evidence-based approaches to diagnose and treat pediatric heart conditions. The following is a list of heart conditions in children that our team of experts treats.
Heart defects discovered later in life, such as atrial septal defect, patent ductus arteriosus, transposition of the great arteries and ventricular septal defect.
When the aortic valve is narrowed or thickened, causes obstruction. This makes it hard for the heart to pump blood to the body.
Any disease of the aorta, the main artery taking oxygenated blood from the left side of the heart to the arteries of all limbs and organs.
An abnormal rhythm of the heart resulting from damage to any part of the heart's electrical system.
A rare disease affecting the connective tissue of the body, causing abnormal twists and turns in the arteries.
An opening between the heart's two upper chambers, which lets some blood from the left atrium return to the right atrium instead of flowing to the body.
When the common valve between the upper and lower chambers doesn't close properly, allowing blood to leak backward from the heart's lower chambers to the upper ones.
Abnormal heart muscle sometimes appearing suddenly (acute), sometimes present for many years or even since birth (chronic/congenital), sometimes not diagnosed until leading to heart failure.
Pain most commonly musculoskeletal (in the muscles or chest wall), pulmonary (asthma or pneumonia), and idiopathic (no abnormalities found). Rarely due to cardiac disease.
When the aorta is pinched or constricted, usually between the upper and lower half of the body, obstructing blood flow to the lower part and increasing blood pressure in the upper.
A genetic disorder that may affect many areas of the body: Long limbs and long and slender fingers and toes, joints permanently bent, muscles underdeveloped and heart defects.
Poor pumping of the ventricles of the heart, resulting in fluid buildup, causing swelling in legs, ankles and other organs, such as the liver and intestinal tract, hindering their function.