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.