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  • First Aid and CPR for Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Children

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    First Aid and CPR for Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Children

    While rare, sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) can affect infants, children and teens and can be fatal if cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is not administered quickly – usually in a matter of minutes. Structural or functional problems with a child’s heart, arrhythmias or genetic syndromes can increase the risk of SCA. And, while some of these conditions are identified, monitored and treated from birth, certain rhythmic or structural problems don’t produce symptoms and may not be diagnosed unless caught on an unrelated screening or found in a family member. Certain serious injuries and allergic reactions can also lead to SCA.


  • Screening for heart disease in children

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    Screening for heart disease in children

    In another recent post, you learned how childhood obesity can be a significant risk factor for heart disease, especially when it’s accompanied by factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes or prediabetes, physical inactivity and an unhealthy diet. The first line of defense against childhood obesity includes incorporating more physical exercise and nutritious foods into a child’s lifestyle.


  • 10 Ways to keep your child's heart healthy

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    10 Ways to keep your child's heart healthy

    Take charge of your child’s heart health by developing habits now that will reap benefits later in life. According to Dr. Colin Kane, pediatric cardiologist at Children’s Health℠, the most effective way to do this is to make healthy living a priority for the whole family.



  • What is radiation-free heart catheterization and how does it protect young patients?

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    What is radiation-free heart catheterization and how does it protect young patients?

    Children born with congenital heart disease often need multiple tests and procedures, including X-ray-dependent cardiac catheterization. While these procedures can be helpful in diagnosing and treating heart conditions, they can also cause overexposure to radiation, especially in patients who will need multiple procedures over their lifetime — which can be harmful to your child's health.


  •  3D heart imaging: A new dimension to cardiac care

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    3D heart imaging: A new dimension to cardiac care

    When your child has a heart condition, you want to understand everything about that condition, their treatment options and the procedures they undergo. What if you could see your child's heart in order to visualize exactly what’s happening? Now, you can.


  •  Four lives changed in one week, without missing a beat

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    Four lives changed in one week, without missing a beat

    From just 12 weeks to 12 years old, four special patients received new hearts all in the same week at the Heart Center at Children’s Health℠. Watch the video above to meet Abby, Adriel, Alex and Phoenix – and celebrate their incredible journey to a renewed opportunity for a happy, healthy life.


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