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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Aug 13, 2019

Hope and Hazards for Patients After Fontan Procedure

By Alexander C. Egbe, M.B.B.S. @alexegbe
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 [...]
Hope and Hazards for Patients After Fontan Procedure
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
Jun 4, 2019

Mother’s Day Has Special Meaning After Stroke and Heart Surgery

By Ethan McConkey, Moderator @ethanmcconkey
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 [...]
Mother’s Day Has Special Meaning After Stroke and Heart Surgery

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