• Acquired Heart Disease

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    A heart disease that develops after birth is described as an acquired heart disease.  Children are less likely than adults to develop an acquired heart condition.  Among the most common heart conditions acquired during childhood are rheumatic heart disease and Kawasaki disease. 

    Children who have been diagnosed with and treated for congenital heart defects may be at increased risk of acquiring endocarditis and cardiomyopathy.  And some children and young adults develop abnormal heart beats.

    Types of acquired heart disease include