What is an enlarged heart?

What is an enlarged heart? This is a question that comes up fairly often. Not infrequently a child is referred because a chest x-ray demonstrates an "enlarged heart". Likewise, I often hear from parents who tell me that they had a relative who was diagnosed with an enlarged heart. So what exactly does this...

Congenital Heart Disease - What does the future hold?

It is quite an exciting time in the world of pediatric cardiology.  There are very few areas of medicine (or even science, for that matter) that are evolving and advancing as fast as that relating to congenital heart disease.  There are many families that are dealing with a recent or upcoming cardiac...

Peripheral Pulmonary Stenosis (PPS)

Your baby came to the cardiologist for evaluation of a heart murmur and the doctor tells you that your newborn has mild PPS, peripheral pulmonary stenosis. Then they tell you that this is a common finding in newborn babies and that you shouldn't worry. But it sounds terrifying! So what is it? Peripheral...