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Medical management of heart failure conditions can take any of a number of forms. An enlarged heart, a condition known as cardiomegaly, may not pump blood effectively and can lead to congestive heart failure. Although the heart may improve over time, most children with cardiomegaly need lifelong treatment with medications.
Management of a heart failure condition includes proper diet and exercise, in addition to medications.
Modifications to diet, such as reducing salt intake and an overall healthier balance to include more fruits and vegetables and less fat and cholesterol, are often recommended. For infants whose heart failure impairs the effectiveness of normal feeding, stomach tubes are sometimes inserted to assure the baby receives enough nutrition.
Exercise recommendations are provided based on the patient’s level of symptoms and physical abilities to help promote cardiovascular circulation.
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
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