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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Ron Schneider had multiple surgeries to correct an Atrial Septal Defect in his heart. However, after those surgeries in the late 1990s, Ron's heart continued to fail.
In 2006, Schneider was told that he had no future treatment options until he came to Mayo Clinic.
Originally appearing [...]
Surgery is a common outcome for congenital heart disease patients. According to the Center for Disease Control, 25 percent of the roughly 40,000 infants born with congenital heart defects, have defects serious enough that surgery or another procedure is necessary. Over the past few years, Mayo Clinic has averaged [...]
Sometimes, patients with congenital heart defects don't realize they have one most of their lives. Sometimes they are discovered when checking for other conditions.
For this 36-year old, a recent echocardiogram revealed that there was a heart defect present that wasn't causing any other heart problems. In the [...]
Inspired by his friend and Mayo cardiologist,Dr. Joseph Dearani, as well as Mike Rowe's new show "Returning the Favor", a local orthodontist is building cars of hope for pediatric heart patients.
Originally appearing in In the Loop, read more about John Lawson and his 'Johnny Cars' of hope. [...]
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 [...]