Doctors can diagnose CHF with one or more of the following tests:
If the pediatrician is worried that your child has a problem with their heart, they will refer you to a pediatric cardiologist (heart doctor).
Treatment for CHF depends on what caused the condition. If CHF is caused by a congenital heart defect, treatments can include:
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