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.

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Jun 4, 2019

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

By Ethan McConkey, Moderator, @ethanmcconkey

2019-06-26 Zimmerman family

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 was able to have a successful pregnancy and celebrate this past Mother's Day with her 8-month-old son.

Originally appearing on the Sharing Mayo Clinic blog, learn more about Zimmerman, her health condition, her pregnancy and her baby boy.

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