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Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
225 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60611
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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.
A rare genetic disorder of the connective tissue, similar to Marfan Syndrome, affecting blood vessels, bones, joints, ligaments, and muscles, as well as internal organs.
A disorder causing abnormal heart rhythms, loss of circulation of blood through the heart and loss of consciousness, which can be fatal if not quickly controlled.
A condition that affects the entire body; specifically the connective tissues of the joints, eyes, heart, blood vessels, lungs, bones, and covering the brain and spinal cord.
Caused when the left ventricle of the heart contracts, part of the valve falls back into the left atrium, allowing blood to leak back through the valve into the atrium.
A congenital anomaly in which the arteries that feed the muscles of the heart form inside the heart muscle instead of on the outer surface.
Inflammation of the heart muscle or of the lining outside the heart, the immune system causing inflammation to get rid of infection or in response to some other trigger.
An awareness of heartbeats, an uncomfortable but common complaint. A doctor can help determine if the palpitations are dangerous.
A tube-like connection between the aorta and pulmonary artery, which usually closes shortly after birth, but sometimes doesn't close, commonly in premature infants.
A chronic condition most often seen after the onset of puberty, usually indicated by the elevation of heart rate upon standing, causing dizziness and palpitations.
A pulmonary valve that doesn't open properly, causing the right ventricle of the heart to pump harder, restricting the amount of blood reaching the lungs for oxygenation.
A very rare congenital cardiac abnormality in which only one artery feeds blood to the heart muscle.
A complex congenital heart defect where only one ventricle, instead of two, has formed.