Heart defects in children and young people can range from the simple to the complex.
There are many different types of defect ranging from congenital (present from birth) to those that are acquired due to illness, and those that have arisen due to a genetic syndrome. With advances in medicine and technology, many children and young people with heart disease go on to live active, full lives.
This section contains information about specific heart conditions. Each child can have differing aspects of these conditions so please be aware that not all information may be applicable.Find Out More
Sometimes a child needs a pacemaker to correct the heart’s electrical pathway and ensure the heart beats a certain number of times per minute.Find Out More
Inherited cardiac conditions are a group of genetic disorders that can affect the heart muscle and the heart rhythm.Find Out More