Childhood heart disease

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Young children with heart disease and their families may have poorer quality of life than the general population, a new UNSW study has shown.

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Parents of babies with heart disease want early access to cardiac geneticists and genetic counsellors, new research has found.

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Most people assume heart disease is a lifestyle illness that only affects adults, but there are many different heart conditions that can occur in childhood, write Nadine Kasparian, David Winlaw and Gary Sholler.