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.

Follow the CHD page and stay up-to-date as we post stories, clinical trials, resources and other useful information to help you and your loved ones along the CHD journey. Post a comment and share your thoughts.

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Jul 19, 2019

Importance of Dental Care

By Ethan McConkey, Moderator @ethanmcconkey
In an article in late April, the topic of preparing for congenital heart disease surgery was explored, detailing all that takes place prior to surgery for a CHD patient. Within that piece, the importance of dental care was mentioned as an integral step for patients to take prior to [...]
Importance of Dental Care
Jul 2, 2019

Infographic: Congenital Heart Disease Requires Lifelong Care

By Ethan McConkey, Moderator @ethanmcconkey
Other health tip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com HELPFUL LINKS Learn more about the Center for Congenital Heart Disease Connect with others talking about heart conditions on Mayo Clinic Connect. Explore Mayo Clinic's Rochester campus. Request an appointment.
Infographic: Congenital Heart Disease Requires Lifelong Care
Jun 4, 2019

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

By Ethan McConkey, Moderator @ethanmcconkey
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 [...]
Mother’s Day Has Special Meaning After Stroke and Heart Surgery
May 24, 2019

CHD May Research Update

By Alexander C. Egbe, M.B.B.S. @alexegbe
In mid-March, Dr. Alexander Egbe, along with Dr. William Miranda and Dr. Carole Warnes, went to and presented at the American College of Cardiology Conference. After the conference, Dr. Egbe took some time to discuss what was presented at the conference, the importance of the conference, as well as [...]
CHD May Research Update
May 10, 2019

Left Ventricular Assist Device Delivers Restored Health and Vitality

By Ethan McConkey, Moderator @ethanmcconkey
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 [...]
Left Ventricular Assist Device Delivers Restored Health and Vitality

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