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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In this video from Mayo Clinic, cardiologists Alexander Egbe, M.D. and Semah Said, M.D. explore all aspects of the Fontan procedure. They touch on its history, purpose, and an explanation of the Fontan procedure. In addition Dr. Egbe and Dr. Said discuss potential long-term side effects or diagnoses of [...]
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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Ashley Zimmerman always wanted to have a family, but after suffering a stroke and getting her mitral valve replaced at 24, a future pregnancy would have it's difficulties.
However, thanks to maternal cardiologist Sabrina Phillips, M.D., who works with women congenital heart disease or other heart disease, Zimmerman [...]