Cardiac Catheterization for Teens
Doctors use cardiac catheterization to gather information about the heart and blood vessels as well as treat certain heart conditions. Find out what's involved.
Cardiac Stents for Parents
Cardiac stents are very small mesh wire tubes that hold blood vessels open so that blood can flow through the vessels normally. Find out about the procedure to place a stent.
Cardiac Catheterization for Parents
This minimally invasive procedure helps doctors perform diagnostic tests on the heart and even treat some heart conditions.
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).
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.
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.
Pulmonary Stenosis for Parents
Pulmonary stenosis means the pulmonary valve is too small, narrow, or stiff. Many people have no symptoms, but kids with more severe cases will need surgery so that blood flows properly through the body.
Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT) for Parents
Supraventricular tachycardia is a type of abnormal heart rhythm in which the heart beats very quickly.
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.
When Your Child Needs a Heart Transplant for Parents
If your child needs a heart transplant, you're probably feeling lots of emotions. Fortunately, many kids who undergo heart transplants go on to live normal, healthy lives.