Raising heart-healthy children


Albert P Rocchini CS Mott Hospital, University of Michigan Medical Center, Box 0204, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA. Email: <rocchini@umich.edu>


Abstract The current article will describe how the cardiovascular risk factors of obesity, increased blood pressure, hyperlipidemia, cigarette smoking, poor physical fitness and prenatal environment impact the development of cardiovascular disease and what types of therapy can be used in the pediatric patient to modify them.