Coronary Calcium Scan
Cardiac calcium scoring uses a special X-ray called a computed tomography (CT) scan to find the buildup of calcium on the walls of the arteries of the heart (coronary arteries).
Congenital Heart Defects - What Happens
Congenital heart defects happen when the heart does not form normally as the unborn baby (fetus) grows in the womb. Heart defects may cause problems with blood flow through the heart after a baby is born.
Congenital Heart Defects - Prevention
Congenital heart defects generally cannot be prevented. However, you can reduce your risk of having a baby with heart defects by taking the following steps: Make sure your immunizations are up to date before becoming pregnant. If you have never had German
Congenital Heart Defects - When To Call a Doctor
Call your health professional immediately if your child with a congenital heart defect has symptoms of heart failure, a blusih tint to the skin, or a fever that won’t go away.
Congenital Heart Defects - Symptoms
Congenital heart defects cause a wide range of symptoms.
Congenital Heart Defects - What Increases Your Risk
In most cases, the cause of a congenital heart defect is not known. However, certain things increase your baby's chances of developing a heart defect.
Congenital Heart Defects - Treatment Overview
Treatment for congenital heart defects may include medicines, heart catheterization, and surgery.
Congenital Heart Defects - Other Treatment
Heart catheterization may be used to correct certain congenital heart defects. Children generally recover more quickly from a heart catheterization procedure than from a surgery.
Congenital Heart Defects - Home Treatment
Congenital heart defects often are repaired with surgery or heart catheterization, but home treatment also plays an important role. Coping with oxygen problems: Home treatment may include caring for a child who has cyanosis, or problems getting enough oxy
Congenital Heart Defects - Topic Overview
What are congenital heart defects? Congenital heart defects are problems with how a baby's heart forms. 'Congenital' means that the heart problem develops before the baby is born or at birth.