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 25, 2019

Twenty Years After Transplant, Heart is Beating Strong

By Ethan McConkey, Moderator @ethanmcconkey
  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 [...]
Twenty Years After Transplant, Heart is Beating Strong
Aug 28, 2019

Sharing Mayo Clinic: Kindhearted Kid Perseveres Through Multiple Heart Surgeries

By Ethan McConkey, Moderator @ethanmcconkey
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 [...]
Sharing Mayo Clinic: Kindhearted Kid Perseveres Through Multiple Heart Surgeries
Jul 30, 2019

The Mayo Adult Congenital Heart Disease Biobank

By Alexander C. Egbe, M.B.B.S. @alexegbe
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 [...]
The Mayo Adult Congenital Heart Disease Biobank
Jul 19, 2019

Importance of Dental Care

By Ethan McConkey, Moderator @ethanmcconkey
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 [...]
Importance of Dental Care
Jul 2, 2019

Infographic: Congenital Heart Disease Requires Lifelong Care

By Ethan McConkey, Moderator @ethanmcconkey
Other health tip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com HELPFUL LINKS Learn more about the Center for Congenital Heart Disease Connect with others talking about heart conditions on Mayo Clinic Connect. Explore Mayo Clinic's Rochester campus. Request an appointment.
Infographic: Congenital Heart Disease Requires Lifelong Care

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