Welcome to the Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) page. Mayo Clinic has cared for child and adult patients living with CHD for more than 60 years. With extensive expertise in treating people with rare and common congenital heart defects, our medical specialists provide exactly the care you need.
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Angie Mikkelson was in her mid-20s when she received her heart transplant in 1999. Incorrectly diagnosed with endocardial fibroelastosis at birth, Mikkelson came to the Mayo Clinic at 16 and was diagnosed with a parachute mitral valve, a congenital heart disease.
Twenty years later, Mikkelson is [...]
Matthew Makela, three years old, has undergone multiple surgeries in his short life, including two for the congenital heart defect Tetralogy of Fallot. Although Makela and his family know that he will have to eventually have a pulmonary valve replacement, they are able to face life with grace and [...]
Mayo Clinic is one of the pioneering centers for congenital cardiac surgery, and the Mayo Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic has cared for more than 10,000 patients since its inception more than 3 decades ago. We leveraged the robust outpatient practice to create the Mayo Adult Congenital Heart Disease [...]
In an article in late April, the topic of preparing for congenital heart disease surgery was explored, detailing all that takes place prior to surgery for a CHD patient. Within that piece, the importance of dental care was mentioned as an integral step for patients to take prior to [...]
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