About this Research Topic
Nutrition is critical in the management of children with chronic ailments. This is specifically true for children with heart disease and heart failure. Addressing these nutrition needs can be perplexing in the light of limited guidelines. We, therefore, propose this themed article collection to help guide readers and to provide a comprehensive overview of nutritional considerations in children with heart disease.
We hope that the contributions to this Research Topic will aid in the development of guidelines for specific heart lesions to be used as a guide for medical professionals around the world in the management of these critically ill children. We welcome Original Research articles as well as Reviews on themes such as, but not limited to:
• Nutrition in children with left to right shunts (pulmonary over-circulation physiology)
• Nutrition in children with right to left shunts (cyanotic congenital heart diseases)
• Nutrition in children undergoing single ventricle palliation surgeries/procedures
• Nutrition in children with heart failure
• Role of iron in children with heart failure
• Nutritional goals and outcomes in children before/after heart transplant
• Nutrition in children with heart disease in the developed world
• Nutrition in children with heart disease in the developing world
• Perioperative nutritional management of children with complex congenital heart disease
• The problem of obesity in children with heart disease
Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.