Heart Institute Encyclopedia

  • Heart Diseases

    Diseases of the heart can be caused by a variety of factors ranging from viral infections to chromosomal abnormalities and may arise as secondary complications to other diseases or conditions within the body. In most cases, the cause of a cardiac disease is not known.

    Through this online Heart Encyclopedia, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center's Heart Institute health care professionals provide a comprehensive look at what is known about the many diseases that affect the heart: