Heart Diagrams: How Disease Affects How Your Child's Heart Works

Sometimes it helps to see how something works rather than read about it.

That's why the Heart Institute at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh added this to the Family Guide to Your Child's Heart Care.

Ask your child's heart doctor to use these diagrams to explain how a normal, healthy heart works.

Then ask the doctor to draw how your child's heart works. your child's heart problem. By completing these basic outlines, the cardiologist can show you how your child's heart is working.

Diagram of How a Healthy Heart Works

This is how a healthy heart works:

Diagram of how the heart works

How Your Child's Heart Works

Name of your child's heart problem:____________________________________

Ask your child's doctor to draw how their heart works.

Heart diagram

Heart diagram