Home > Medical > Heart Health > Children and heart disease Children and heart disease All sections in Heart » About Heart » Children & Heart Disease » Congenital Heart Disease » Emergency Treatment » FAQs » Diet and your Heart » Health Tips » Heart and Exercise » Heart Attack » Heart Transplants » After a Heart Attack » Multimedia » Heart News » Obesity » Smoking & your Heart » Stress & your Heart » Tests & Procedures » The Heart in Space » Treatment » Women & Heart Disease Pre-term or small birth tied to long-term risks to heart, brain New studies suggest that premature babies and babies with low birth weight may have a greater risk of heart disease in the long term. Rheumatic heart disease: the forgotten killer This Rheumatic Heart Disease Week the Heart and Stroke Foundation SA is putting the spotlight on this forgotten killer and urging parents to be vigilant of a sore throat. New action plan against rheumatic heart disease The World Heart Federation has announced a comprehensive action plan to address rheumatic heart disease, a silent killer that affects mostly poor children in underprivileged areas. Ask Cardiologist » Quiz Is your diet heart-healthy? » Quiz Could I have high cholesterol? » Subscribe Newsletters » Simple tips on keeping a healthy heart 7 steps to a healthier heart Protect your child from heart disease The World Heart Federation is calling for people to take action now to protect their own heart health, as well as that of their children to safeguard future generations. Prevent fatal rheumatic fever Mozart died of rheumatic fever. So did the poet Robert Burns. So do almost half a million other people worldwide, every year. Help kids avoid weight problems Overweight children often suffer socially and have a greater risk of developing conditions like heart disease and diabetes. Seun ondergaan kits-hartoperasie Dit is nie noodwendig die einde van die wêreld as jou kind ’n hartprobleem het nie. Vra gerus vir Faeza Cassim – haar seuntjie het ’n dag ha ’n kritieke hartprosedure gespeel asof hy nog nooit eens siek was nie. Sore throat or heart disease? Is it just a sore throat, or an attack on your child's heart? Rheumatic heart disease is the leading cause of heart disease in African children. And yet it is entirely preventable. Obese SA kids and heart disease More than 29% of SA men and 56% of SA women are classified as overweight or obese, and there is a growing concern that obesity is no longer only a problem among adults. Sudden death kills 2 000 a year Sudden cardiac death claims the lives of as many as 2 000 young South Africans per year who are seemingly healthy and who show no signs of heart disease. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Exam stress – a challenge for the whole family Cardiovascular risk factors Eduloan offers affordable education finance Like us on facebook!