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 Learn more about heart disease in children including information and advice on rheumatic heart disease and rheumatic fever. Traumatic childhood could increase heart disease risk in adulthood A new study explored whether exposure to difficult conditions in childhood can lead to heart-related events. Babies' heart problems linked to mothers' chronic diseases Taiwanese researchers found that pregnant women who had themselves been born with heart defects, or who later developed type 2 diabetes, were more likely to have babies born with severe 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. 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. Sore throat or rheumatic heart disease? Is it just a sore throat, or an attack on your child's heart? Rheumatic heart disease is the leading cause of preventable heart disease in African children. Sudden noises could kill these infant twins with a rare heart condition If your babies were born with this rare heart condition, would you manage, knowing that any sudden noise could kill them? Wearable heart device cleared for children with cardiac risk The LifeVest is a wearable heart-zapping device for children who cannot receive an implantable device, due to health problems or parental objections. 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. 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. load more From our sponsor 3 symptoms of an acute heart failure episode! 5 lifestyle changes to help manage heart failure!