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  • 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.

  • Coarctation of the Aorta for Teens


    When someone has coarctation of the aorta, that person's aorta (the major blood vessel that carries blood away from the heart to the body) is narrowed at some point.

  • 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.

  • Newborn Screening Tests for Parents


    Newborn screening tests look for health conditions that aren't apparent at birth. Find out which tests are done.

  • 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.