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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Sep 25, 2019

Twenty Years After Transplant, Heart is Beating Strong

By Ethan McConkey, Moderator, @ethanmcconkey

CHD Heart Transplant patient image


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 serving an ambassador for LifeSource and riding her way to sharing her triumphs with others.


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