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  • Congenital Heart Defects for Parents


    Heart defects happen when there's a problem with a baby's heart development during pregnancy. Most heart defects can be treated during infancy.

  • Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) for Parents


    Atrial septal defect (ASD) — also known as a "hole in the heart" — is a type of congenital heart defect. Most ASDs are diagnosed and treated successfully.

  • Ventricular Septal Defect for Parents


    Ventricular septal defect (VSD) — also known as a "hole in the heart" — is a congenital heart defect. Most VSDs are diagnosed and treated successfully.

  • Congenital Heart Defects Factsheet (for Schools) for Parents


    What teachers should know about congenital heart defects, and what they can do to help students with the condition succeed in school.

  • Ventricular Septal Defect for Teens


    Ventricular septal defect, or VSD, is a heart condition that a few teens can have. Find out what it is, how it happens, and what doctors do to correct it.

  • Heart Murmurs for Parents


    Heart murmurs are very common, and most are no cause for concern and won't affect a child's health.

  • Atrial Septal Defect for Teens


    Atrial septal defect, or ASD, is a heart defect that some people are born with. Most ASDs are diagnosed and treated successfully with few or no complications.

  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) for Parents


    The ductus arteriosus is a blood vessel that connects two major arteries before birth and normally closes after a baby is born. If it stays open, the result is a condition called patent ductus arteriosus (PDA).

  • Heart Conditions for Parents


    Health problems that can affect the heart.

  • Truncus Arteriosus for Parents


    Truncus arteriosus is a heart defect that happens when a child is born with one large artery instead of two separate arteries.