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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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 [...]
Through the collaboration between the Mayo Clinic campuses in Jacksonville, Florida, and Rochester, Minnesota, Julie Caimi has not only found out the cause for her fatigued and fainting spells, but also provided her the surgical correction to allow to live the life she never thought she could.
Congenital heart disease is a basket term for when a child is born with a heart that has a structural abnormality, such as a hole or an enlarged part. These abnormalities are oftentimes fixed surgically during a patient's childhood. In the following Mayo Clinic #AsktheMayoMom Q and A hosted [...]
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Ebstein anomaly is defined as a rare congenital heart defect when the tricuspid valve, located between the two right heart chambers, doesn’t work properly. This is seen with the tricuspid valve sitting lower than normal in the right ventricle with abnormal formation of the tricuspid valve’s leaflets.