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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Nov 4, 2019

ACHD Clinic awarded by Adult Congenital Heart Association

By Ethan McConkey, Moderator @ethanmcconkey
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 [...]
ACHD Clinic awarded by Adult Congenital Heart Association
Oct 21, 2019

Congenital Heart Disease Care Model: Social Work

By Ethan McConkey, Moderator @ethanmcconkey
  This is the first in a series of blogposts that describe the different aspects of the Congenital Heart Disease Center's multi-disciplinary model of care. In this post, the role social work in care of CHD patients is examined and explained by Mayo Clinic Rochester social worker Kelli [...]
Congenital Heart Disease Care Model: Social Work
Oct 7, 2019

Adult Congenital Heart Disease: Fontan Arrhythmias

By Christopher J. McLeod, M.B. @macsea
  Christopher McLeod, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D. discusses a wide spectrum of disorders, with generic information explaining how a Fontan arrhythmia occurs in the video below. Dr. McLeod explains how atrial flutter presents, that treatment is aimed at getting rid of the flutter and how ablation is the [...]
Adult Congenital Heart Disease: Fontan Arrhythmias
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
Sep 10, 2019

Tetralogy of Fallot

By Joseph A. Dearani, MD @jad03
Tetralogy of Fallot is the combination of four congenital heart abnormalities. Presenting at birth, the four defects affect the structure of the heart. The defects include the narrowing of the pulmonary valve (which separates the lower right chamber of the heart from the pulmonary artery), a hole in the ventricular [...]
Tetralogy of Fallot

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