|High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents
Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the artery walls. High blood pressure (hypertension) means that the pressure inside the arteries is too high. This higher pressure may harm the arteries and cause the heart to work harder.
|Heart Failure in Children
Heart failure is when the heart can't pump enough blood to the body. In children, it is often caused by a congenital heart defect.
|Heart Murmurs in Children
Heart murmurs are extra or unusual sounds made by blood moving through the heart. Many children have heart murmurs. Some cause no problems or go away over time. Others require treatment.
Head lice are tiny parasitic bugs that can infest the skin. They live on people’s heads and feed on their blood. Head lice can cause intense itching.