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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Congenital heart disease is a basket term for when a child is born with a heart that has a structural abnormality, such as a hole or an enlarged part. These abnormalities are oftentimes fixed surgically during a patient's childhood. In the following Mayo Clinic #AsktheMayoMom Q and A hosted by [...]
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Ebstein anomaly is defined as a rare congenital heart defect when the tricuspid valve, located between the two right heart chambers, doesn’t work properly. This is seen with the tricuspid valve sitting lower than normal in the right ventricle with abnormal formation of the tricuspid valve’s leaflets.
Congenital Coronary Artery Anomalies can be of four types: Ectopic Coronary Artery Origin, Coronary Artery Aneurysm, Coronary Artery Fistulae, and the most common, Coronary Artery Bridge.
As detailed by Mayo Clinic Adult Congenital Heart Disease expert Naser Ammash, M.D. in the video below, the majority of these anomalies [...]
Being prepared is vitally important to the effectiveness of your Mayo Clinic congenital heart disease visit.
But what do you need to send to the clinic before coming to visit? Why is that necessary? And what should you have with you? The answers to those questions, among others, [...]