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  • Dictionary: Right Atrium for Parents


    The right atrium receives blood low in oxygen from the body and then empties the blood into the right ventricle.

  • Heart and Circulatory System for Teens


    The heart and circulatory system (also called the cardiovascular system) make up the network that delivers blood to the body's tissues.

  • Heart and Circulatory System for Parents


    The heart and circulatory system are our body's lifeline, delivering blood to the body's tissues. Brush up on your ticker with this body basics article.

  • Tricuspid Atresia for Parents


    Tricuspid atresia is a congenital heart defect. A baby born with tricuspid atresia often has serious symptoms soon after birth because blood flow to the lungs is much less than normal.

  • Heart & Blood Vessels for Parents


    Learn about conditions that may affect the heart and circulatory system.

  • Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome Surgery: The Fontan Procedure for Parents


    The Fontan procedure is open-heart surgery done as the third of three surgeries to treat hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS).

  • Premature Ventricular Contractions for Parents


    A premature ventricular contraction (PVC) is an early heartbeat that happens between normal heartbeats. PVCs usually are harmless.

  • Double Outlet Right Ventricle (DORV) for Parents


    Double outlet right ventricle (DORV) is a heart defect where the aorta connects to the heart in the wrong place.

  • Diseases & Conditions for Parents


    Looking for information about a chronic childhood condition or disease? Read about asthma, allergies, cancer, diabetes, heart murmurs, sleep disorders, and much more.