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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Jan 18, 2019

Ebstein Anomaly in Infants

By Joseph A. Dearani, MD @jad03
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. In [...]
Ebstein Anomaly in Infants
Jan 4, 2019

Coronary Artery Anomalies

By Ethan McConkey, Moderator @ethanmcconkey
Congenital Coronary Artery Anomalies can be of four types: Ectopic Coronary Artery Origin, Coronary Artery Aneurysm, Coronary Artery Fistulae, and the most common,  Coronary Artery Bridge. As detailed by Mayo Clinic Adult Congenital Heart Disease expert Naser Ammash, M.D. in the video below, the majority of these anomalies [...]
Coronary Artery Anomalies
Dec 18, 2018

Preparing for your CHD Appointment

By Ethan McConkey, Moderator @ethanmcconkey
Being prepared is vitally important to the effectiveness of your Mayo Clinic congenital heart disease visit. But what do you need to send to the clinic before coming to visit? Why is that necessary? And what should you have with you? The answers to those questions, among others, [...]
Preparing for your CHD Appointment
Dec 7, 2018

Follow-up Care for Atrial Septal Defect in Children

By Yasir Qureshi M.D. @mqureshi
An atrial septal defect is a hole in between the top two chambers of the heart. Due to this, blood flows through the hole from the left atrium to the right atrium. As the blood mixes together in the right atrium, it overfills the right chambers of the heart [...]
Follow-up Care for Atrial Septal Defect in Children
Nov 21, 2018

"Heart Families" Organize Toy Drive for Hospital Families

By Ethan McConkey, Moderator @ethanmcconkey
A young congenital heart disease patient had his day made by Lindsay Rippy who brought toys to the hospital for him and his older brother, thanks to her organization "Heart Families" that delivers toys to child patients at Mayo Clinic hospital. In this In the Loop piece, Rippy's [...]
"Heart Families" Organize Toy Drive for Hospital Families

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