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Can children have heart failure?

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Dr. Michael Fenster
30 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: Yes, children can develop congestive heart failure. It can be due to congential causes like physiologic abnormalities or abnormalities of metabolism or other congential causes. It can also be due to toxin exposures or viral causes or other infections like kawasaki's disease.
Answered on Aug 12, 2015
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