Welcome to the Heart and Circulation Studies Page

About Heart and Circulation

Your child’s heartbeat can first be heard nine or ten weeks into pregnancy, but even before then it has begun its work. The beat should continue their entire lives, a steady rhythm as the heart pumps and circulates blood throughout the body. A small percentage of children are born with problems in the way their heart is constructed, known as a congenital heart defect. Some defects are minor and can be easily repaired, but more complex defects often require special procedures and attention. Conditions like high blood pressure and obesity can develop in childhood and cause heart issues throughout a child’s life. Because of these risks and others, cardiac researchers try to study and investigate ways to help children stay young at heart.

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RELATED RESEARCH AREAS:
  Congenital Heart Defects, Other Heart and Circulation, High Blood Pressure, Heart Disease

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