Childrens Heart Conditions 1 of 2

Overview:
Heart disease is an important issue not just for adults, but also for children. They can be born with congenital heart defects or develop other types of heart problems. In this interview, an expert in pediatric cardiology talks with Ellen Beth Levitt about the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of heart conditions that affect children.

Part one of this two-part program addresses the following topics:

  • Infants and heart
  • Congenital heart defects
  • Genetic heart defects
  • Birth defects
  • Heart development
  • Blood circulation
  • Screening for heart defects
  • Atrial septal defect
  • Heart medications in children
  • Transposition of great arteries
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Surgery for heart defects
  • Hole in heart

Guest:
Dr. Geoffrey Rosenthal, director of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Program at the University of Maryland Hospital for Children, which is part of the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Rosenthal is also a professor of pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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This page was last updated: August 12, 2013

         
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