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This is the third 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 Maternal-Fetal Medicine in care of CHD patients is examined and explained by Mayo Clinic Rochester obstetrician and gynecologist Carl [...]
Pulmonary valve regurgitation is a common congenital heart disease condition that occurs in patients with primary congenital pulmonary valve disease that was treated either surgically or balloon treated.
It can also occur in more complex cases, such as Tetralogy of Fallot.
Dr. Heidi Connolly, in the following [...]
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 [...]