What is an echocardiogram?

If you have ever taken your child to the cardiologist, there is a good chance your child had a test called an echocardiogram performed. If they did, you may have wondered, what exactly is an echocardiogram and how does it work? An echocardiogram, or “echo” for short, is a non-invasive test that many...

Pediatric cardiac medications: Enalapril

When your child is diagnosed with a heart problem it is very concerning. Understanding all you can about their condition is important to alleviate stress and anxiety. It is also important to understand the medications your child might take for a heart condition. One of these medications is called...

Down Syndrome and Congenital Heart Disease

Down syndrome, or Trisomy 21, is a condition where extra genetic material causes mental and physical delays and deficits.  It affects around 1 in every 800 babies born in the United States.  The medical problems associated with Down syndrome can vary widely; while some children require complex medical...

Pediatric cardiac medications: Digoxin

When your child is diagnosed with a heart problem it is very concerning. Understanding all you can about their condition is important to alleviate stress and anxiety. It is also important to understand the medications your child might take for a heart condition. One of these medications is called Digoxin. Digoxin...