Learn about congenital heart conditions and childhood stroke from AboutKidsHealth (#HeartMonth)
This is a guest post submitted by the AboutKidsHealth website.
February is Heart Month, which raises awareness about how Canadians can make healthy lifestyle choices to reduce their risk of heart disease. Quitting smoking, eating healthy, exercising regularly, getting enough sleep and limiting consumption of alcohol are all ways that adults and teens can maintain heart health and reduce the risk of developing a heart condition.
However, some heart conditions can be present at birth. Check out the AboutKidsHealth Congenital Heart Conditions Resource Centre, which includes information on topics such as:
- How the heart works and signs and symptoms of a heart condition
- Different diagnoses and treatments for heart conditions
- Caring for a child with a heart condition at home
- Future health for children with heart conditions
In addition to articles on heart conditions in children, AKH also offers information on possible causes and treatment of stroke. Visit AKH to learn more about:
- Childhood Stroke: Arterial Ischemic Stroke (AIS)
- Childhood Stroke: Cerebral Sinovenous Thrombosis (CSVT)
- Stroke in Newborns
AboutKidsHealth is SickKids’ patient-education website and features more than 3,500 articles, illustrations and videos on a range of paediatric health topics. For more information on different types of heart conditions and stroke in children, visit www.aboutkidshealth.ca.