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  • Tricuspid Atresia for Parents


    Tricuspid atresia is a congenital heart defect. A baby born with tricuspid atresia often has serious symptoms soon after birth because blood flow to the lungs is much less than normal.

  • When Your Baby Has a Birth Defect for Parents


    If your child has a birth defect, you don't have to go it alone - many people and resources are available to help you.

  • Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) for Parents


    Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) is a combination of problems caused by a birth defect that changes the way blood flows through the heart.

  • Ebstein Anomaly for Parents


    Ebstein anomaly is a rare heart defect that affects the tricuspid valve. It can cause problems that range from very mild to very serious.

  • Arrhythmia (Abnormal Heartbeat) for Parents


    An arrhythmia is an abnormal heartbeat usually caused by an electrical "short circuit" in the heart. Many are minor and not a health threat, but some can indicate a more serious problem.

  • Cardiac Catheterization for Parents


    This minimally invasive procedure helps doctors perform diagnostic tests on the heart and even treat some heart conditions.

  • Birth Defects for Parents


    Some birth defects are minor and cause no problems; others cause major disabilities. Learn about the different types of birth defects, and how to help prevent them.

  • Prenatal Genetic Counseling for Parents


    Genetic counselors work with people who are either planning to have a baby or are pregnant to determine whether they carry the genes for certain inherited disorders. Find out more.

  • Words to Know (Heart Glossary) for Kids


    Your heart beats and sends blood all around your body. Find out more about the heart, from A to Z, in this glossary.

  • Coarctation of the Aorta for Parents


    Coarctation of the aorta (COA) is a narrowing of the aorta, the major blood vessel that carries blood away from the heart to the body.