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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy has an incidence of one in 500, but has a wide range of ages for when it presents itself. Although it generally presents in early adulthood, but it also presents in children. The incidence is one in 500
Medical treatment for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy begins with medication [...]
Heidi M. Connolly, MD. gives an overview of assessing an echocardiogram for a patient with congenital heart disease. In this tutorial, Dr. Connolly focuses on primum atrial septal defect or partial atrialventricular septal defect and a cleft mitral valve.
She explains how one needs to look for abnormalities in [...]
This is the second entry in our blogpost series that describe the different aspects of the Congenital Heart Disease Center's multi-disciplinary model of care. In this post, the role of Medical Genetics in care of CHD patients is examined [...]
The Fontan operation is a procedure applied to patients with a single ventricle that results in venous blood from the body being directed into the lungs. It is common for a palliative procedure (shunt or pulmonary artery band) to have been required prior to the Fontan procedure. The procedure [...]
The Mayo Clinic Rochester Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic has recently achieved the accreditation level of ACHA ACHD Accredited Comprehensive Care Center from the Adult Congenital Heart Association.
This accreditation is due to the Mayo Clinic Rochester ACHD Clinic meeting personnel requirements, the ability to offer specific medical [...]