In pediatric age groups, cardiac diseases are mostly present since birth (congenital heart diseases).
But, few cardiac issues can be dilatation of cardiac chambers (dilated cardiomyopathy),thickening of cardiac muscles (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy) or decreased or restricted filling of cardiac chambers(restricted cardiomyopathy).
“Kawasaki Disease”is a common acquired heart disease that occurs due to viral illness that affects the coronary arteries. It is treated by oral medications and needs serial evaluation by doing echocardiography.
Other acquired heart diseases can be obesity, chest pain, syncope etc.
For diagnosing these cardiac diseases, “child echo”has to be performed by a “child heart specialist”.
Then we can offer a proper treatment.