About the Heart: Family Guide to Pediatric Cardiology

At the Heart Institute at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, we believe knowledge is power. Learning more about your child's heart problem gives you the power and strength to get through such a scary time.

Our Family Guide to Pediatric Cardiology may help ease your fears by explaining how the heart works and what to expect when your child has heart disease.

About the Heart

How the heart works:

  • Heart Definitions — find common terms that you may hear us use at the Heart Institute.
  • Heart Diagrams — learn how a normal heart works and how your child's heart functions.
  • The Normal Heart — read about the structures and functions of a normal heart.

About your child's heart disease: