Heart conditions: AcquiredHeart conditions: AcquiredHeart conditions: AcquiredHEnglishCardiologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)HeartCardiovascular systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+) CaregiversNA2018-03-26T04:00:00ZLanding PageCollection Hub<p>Many heart conditions develop over time, usually later in life. However, some conditions can develop during childhood. Some of these are temporary while others last for a long period of time or even a lifetime.</p><p>Many heart conditions develop over time, usually later in life. However, some conditions can develop during childhood. Some of these are temporary, such as those caused by infection, while others last for a long period of time or even a lifetime.</p><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">The heart and the circulatory system</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>The heart is a vital organ that sits between the lungs in your chest. It pumps blood around the body through a network a blood vessels (arteries and veins). Learn about the heart’s anatomy, its role in the body and how it works.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1577&language=English">The normal heart</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1579&language=English">The circulatory system before and after birth</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1578&language=English">Blood</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Cardiomyopathy</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>With cardiomyopathy the muscle of the heart is affected and is no longer able to pump effectively. Find information on the different types of cardiomyopathy and how it is treated.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h3>Overview</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1627&language=English">Diagnosis of cardiomyopathy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1628&language=English">Dilated cardiomyopathy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1629&language=English">Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1630&language=English">Restrictive cardiomyopathy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1631&language=English">Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC)</a></li></ol></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Infective endocarditis</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Infective endocarditis occurs when germs get into the blood and lodge inside the heart. Learn how this condition is diagnosed and how it is treated.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h3>Overview</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=895&language=English">Infective endocarditis</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1632&language=English">Diagnosis of infective endocarditis</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1697&language=English">Preventing infective endocarditis</a></li></ol></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Pulmonary hypertension</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Pulmonary hypertension occurs when there is high pressure in the artery carrying blood from the heart to the lungs. Learn about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment of this condition. </p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h3>Overview</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=893&language=English">Pulmonary hypertension</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h3>Tests and diagnosis</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1274&language=English">Echocardiogram</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1642&language=English">Echocardiogram (heart ultrasound)</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1647&language=English">Imaging tests: X-ray, MRI and CT scan</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1276&language=English">Electrocardiogram (ECG) test</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1645&language=English">Heart catheterization test</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1666&language=English">Heart catheterization</a></li></ol></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Other heart diseases and conditions</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Learn about other types of acquired heart conditions such as congestive heart failure, hyperlipidemia, heart tumours and sudden cardiac death. </p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=897&language=English">Congestive heart failure</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1580&language=English">Genetics and heart conditions</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=891&language=English">High cholesterol (hyperlipidemia)</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=892&language=English">Heart tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1587&language=English">Other symptoms of a heart condition</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1588&language=English">Sudden cardiac death</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">The health-care team</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Read about the different health-care professionals and teams that will be involved with your child's care.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1591&language=English">Cardiology treatment team</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1597&language=English">Family support for the child with a congenital heart condition</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1594&language=English">Genetics team</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1595&language=English">Nursing team</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1598&language=English">Nutrition and feeding consultants for patients with congenital heart disease</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1596&language=English">Palliative and bereavement care team</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1169&language=English">Pharmacists</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1599&language=English">Respiratory therapists: Helping children with congenital heart conditions</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1593&language=English">Rehabilitation therapists for children with heart disease</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1592&language=English">Surgical teams for children with heart conditions</a></li></ol></div>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/heart_learning_hub.pngheartconditions

 

 

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