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How do I tell kids grandma has arrhythmia? What do they need to know?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Arrhythmia

I wouldn't try too hard to explain arrhythmias to little kids.
I'd just tell them grandma has a heart problem. Plenty of adults don't understand what we're talking about in this area.

In brief: Arrhythmia

I wouldn't try too hard to explain arrhythmias to little kids.
I'd just tell them grandma has a heart problem. Plenty of adults don't understand what we're talking about in this area.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: How old are they

You could start by telling them grandma's heart is having a hiccup.
If they are older try and describe the abnormality in terms that are easy to understand without going into too much details. If grandma's arrhythmia is potentially life threatening they should know that she is very sick.

In brief: How old are they

You could start by telling them grandma's heart is having a hiccup.
If they are older try and describe the abnormality in terms that are easy to understand without going into too much details. If grandma's arrhythmia is potentially life threatening they should know that she is very sick.
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
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