Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) 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.
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.
Double Outlet Right Ventricle (DORV) for Parents
Double outlet right ventricle (DORV) is a heart defect where the aorta connects to the heart in the wrong place.
Interrupted Aortic Arch (IAA) for Parents
An interrupted aortic arch (IAA) is a rare heart condition in which the aorta doesn’t form completely. Surgery must be done within the first few days of a baby’s life to close the gap in the aorta.
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.
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.
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.
Heart & Cardiovascular System for Teens
This section has information on health problems that can affect the heart.
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.
Words to Know (Heart Glossary) for Parents
A guide to medical terms about the heart and circulatory system. In an easy A-Z format, find definitions on heart defects, heart conditions, treatments, and more.