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  • 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.