Hidden Heart Problems Parents Should Know

February is National Heart Month, and a time to focus on one of our most precious, vital organs – our heart!

For those of you who have an active young person at home, did you know there are certain symptoms that can suggest that your child or teen has a heart problem that needs a doctor’s attention? This is especially true if symptoms occur during sports or other activities.

Click below for warning signs parents should know, the most common cause of sudden death in athletes, and much more! http://www.choc.org/publications/articles.cfm?id=P00303&pub=KH&aid=512

February is National Heart Month

Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it! What better way to celebrate and show you care than to send a photo valentine to CHOC patients, during the month of February – National Heart Month!

Just print and decorate our “Be Mine” heart (or make one of your own), then take your photo holding the valentine and send it in. Click here for easy-to-follow instructions: http://www.choc.org/bemine/index.cfm

In recognition of National Heart Month, click here: http://www.choc.org/healthlibrary/topic.cfm?PageID=P01800 to learn more about the CHOC Heart Institute, which brings hope to children with heart disease and their families, by providing state of the art diagnosis and treatment for an entire spectrum of cardiac conditions in newborns to adolescents.