Children’s heart disease is on the rise, and Nemours is aiming to help kids and families prevent it.
We used to think of lifestyle-related heart disease as mostly an adult problem. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 1 in 25 youths aged 12–19 have high blood pressure. High blood pressure is a leading cause of heart disease.
Your child’s diet, exercise and lifestyle habits can have a huge impact on their heart health now and in the future. Our team of pediatric cardiologists helps kids learn about heart disease. We work with the whole family to create a plan to keep heart problems from developing.
Nemours is committed to understanding all the factors that affect children’s health. We’re here to help kids make heart-healthy choices today, so they can have healthier tomorrows.
Meet Carissa M. Baker-Smith, MD, MPH, Director of Preventive Cardiology at Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware. Influencing and improving the long-term health of children is what inspires her every day.
Serving communities in both the Delaware region and Florida, we provide heart care and education to children and families.
Get the basics on everything from keeping your child's heart healthy to the heart problems that can affect kids. Visit the heart health center created by the experts at Nemours KidsHealth.org.Read More
For your convenience, families can see a preventive cardiology specialist with our easy-to-use telemedicine option. We discuss genetic screening, managing lipid problems, and follow-up issues like results of home testing and blood tests.Learn More
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