Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease

What is Congenital Heart Disease?

A congenital heart defect is a defect of the heart that is found at birth. The abnormality may occur in the wall, a valve, or the blood vessels in or around the heart. Sometimes, this change in structure affects the circulation and requires a surgical procedure. As you transition to adulthood, you must learn more about your condition from your cardiologist and find an adult primary care provider who will recognize any new problems early. Your cardiologist may recommend an adult congenital heart disease specialist.

Heart Screenings for Newborns

Symptoms of critical congenital heart disease can be different from what adults experience.
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