Types of Acquired Heart Conditions
Although they are rare, there are several heart conditions that can be acquired during childhood. Some of these conditions can cause inflammation in the heart and arteries.
- Rheumatic heart disease
- Kawasaki disease
Pediatric Preventive Cardiology Program
Increasingly, children are showing signs of heart disease risk, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. Our Pediatric Preventive Cardiology Program works with these children and families to help manage and reverse the signs through nutrition education, exercise education and medication. We see children ages 3-18 in Jacksonville, Fleming Island, Daytona Beach, Lake City, Brunswick, Valdosta and Tallahassee. For more information, or for physician referrals, call 904.202.8550.
C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry Heart Institute
Wolfson Children’s Hospital provides pediatric cardiology in partnership with University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville. Learn more
Our highly skilled pediatric cardiologists know just how little hearts work. The expertise of our team ensures quick and accurate diagnosis of acquired heart conditions so your child receives the right treatment for the best chance at an active and healthy childhood.