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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May 24, 2019

CHD May Research Update

By Alexander C. Egbe, M.B.B.S. @alexegbe
In mid-March, Dr. Alexander Egbe, along with Dr. William Miranda and Dr. Carole Warnes, went to and presented at the American College of Cardiology Conference. After the conference, Dr. Egbe took some time to discuss what was presented at the conference, the importance of the conference, as well as [...]
CHD May Research Update
May 10, 2019

Left Ventricular Assist Device Delivers Restored Health and Vitality

By Ethan McConkey, Moderator @ethanmcconkey
Ron Schneider had multiple surgeries to correct an Atrial Septal Defect in his heart. However, after those surgeries in the late 1990s, Ron's heart continued to fail. In 2006, Schneider was told that he had no future treatment options until he came to Mayo Clinic. Originally appearing [...]
Left Ventricular Assist Device Delivers Restored Health and Vitality
Apr 23, 2019

Preparing for CHD Surgery

By Ethan McConkey, Moderator @ethanmcconkey
Surgery is a common outcome for congenital heart disease patients. According to the Center for Disease Control, 25 percent of the roughly 40,000 infants born with congenital heart defects, have defects serious enough that surgery or another procedure is necessary.  Over the past few years, Mayo Clinic has averaged [...]
Preparing for CHD Surgery
Apr 11, 2019

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Treatment for this heart defect usually isn’t necessary

By Ethan McConkey, Moderator @ethanmcconkey
Sometimes, patients with congenital heart defects don't realize they have one most of their lives. Sometimes they are discovered when checking for other conditions. For this 36-year old, a recent echocardiogram revealed that there was a heart defect present that wasn't causing any other heart problems. In the [...]
Mayo Clinic Q and A: Treatment for this heart defect usually isn’t necessary
Mar 27, 2019

Local Orthodontist Builds ‘Johnny Cars’ of Hope for Pediatric Heart Patients

By Ethan McConkey, Moderator @ethanmcconkey
Inspired by his friend and Mayo cardiologist,Dr. Joseph Dearani, as well as Mike Rowe's new show "Returning the Favor", a local orthodontist is building cars of hope for pediatric heart patients. Originally appearing in In the Loop, read more about John Lawson and his 'Johnny Cars' of hope. [...]
Local Orthodontist Builds ‘Johnny Cars’ of Hope for Pediatric Heart Patients

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