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 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. 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. 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. 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 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. 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 A number of good reasons why saving the tooth is a better option Breakfast like a King Alzheimer’s disease – incurable but preventable Cancer is a word that strikes fear into the hearts of many.