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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Mar 15, 2019

Sharing Mayo Clinic: Embracing Life Wholeheartedly

By Ethan McConkey, Moderator, @ethanmcconkey

2019-03-15 Russell Kim

In 1960 a baby girl was born with only one ventricle, and a malformed pulmonary artery. 58 years later, that little girl, Kim Russell, is alive and well thanks to continued care at Mayo Clinic.

Nearly 30 years after receiving the second of two Blalock-Taussig shunts at her local hospital in her native Atlanta, Georgia, Russel had those shunts replaced at Mayo Clinic, allowing her to continue to live the life she wants. Now under the care of Carole Warnes, M.D.,

Learn more about Kim Russell and her journey on the Sharing Mayo Clinic blog.

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