Congenital Heart Disease

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.

Follow the CHD page and stay up-to-date as we post stories, clinical trials, resources and other useful information to help you and your loved ones along the CHD journey. Post a comment and share your thoughts.

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Sep 4, 2018

Valve problems in children with heart disease: What patients and families should know

By Ethan McConkey, Moderator @ethanmcconkey
Mayo Clinic cardiac surgeon Joseph Dearani, M.D., discusses valve problems in children with heart disease and what is important for patients and families to know. He primarily focuses on a leaky (regurgitant) valve within aortic, tricuspid, and mitral valves. He discusses the range of diagnoses as well as the difficulty [...]
Valve problems in children with heart disease: What patients and families should know
Aug 16, 2018

Mayo Clinic Radio: Congenital heart defects

By Ethan McConkey, Moderator @ethanmcconkey
On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Joseph Dearani, chair of Cardiovascular Surgery at Mayo Clinic, discusses diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects specifically in children. Dr. Dearani, along with Dr. Tom Chives and Tracy McCray discuss an assortment of topics relating to congenital heart defects. They discuss: How long [...]
Mayo Clinic Radio: Congenital heart defects
Aug 1, 2018

Adult congenital heart disease: What patients and family should know

By Ethan McConkey, Moderator @ethanmcconkey
In the following video, Joseph Dearani, M.D., Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular Surgery chair, provides an overview of adult congenital heart disease, including who should be caring for adult congenital heart disease patients. He discusses: The importance of a multidisciplinary team with training in congenital heart disease Risks of operation and the [...]
Adult congenital heart disease: What patients and family should know
Jul 17, 2018

Full-spectrum care for a complex heart condition

By Stephanie Daniels, Operations Coordinator-Cardiovascular Diseases @stephd
  When Mark Gill came to Mayo Clinic, he was in severe pain and his medical condition was grim. But thanks to a thorough evaluation and comprehensive care, Mark was able to regain his health. This story originally appeared on the Sharing Mayo Clinic blog. Barbados businessman Mark Gill is no [...]
Full-spectrum care for a complex heart condition
Jul 5, 2018

Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist @Margaret_Marie
Mayo Clinic Adult Congenital Heart Disease expert Naser Ammash, M.D., discusses partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection (PAPVC). Anomalous pulmonary venous connections are a rare and simple congenital heart defect when they occur in isolation. However, in many patients, they are associated with other congenital heart diseases such as atrial septal [...]
Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection