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Maiers Grateful for Son’s Care

Listen to Owen’s Story Ryan and Jessica Maier’s son, Owen. was born with transposition of the great arteries, meaning Owen’s two major vessels that carry blood away from the heart […]

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Lewis Family Thankful for Every Day

Listen to Kendall’s Story Mindy and Ray Lewis’ daughter, Kendall, also known as “Miss K,” was born with VACTERL Association, which occurs in about 1 in 10,000-40,000 babies. VACTERL stands […]


Nothing Slows Down Sage, Born with HLHS

Sage was born with a congenital heart defect called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS),which means the left side of his heart did not develop. He was life-flighted to UF Health […]

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Congenital Heart Center Team Gives Baby Fighting Chance

After Mauricio Hernandez and Maritza de Jesus found out their son would be born with half a heart, they started fighting. Dr. Mark Bleiweis helped the couple and their son, […]

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A Dying Orphan Gets Help from UF Health Surgeon

Even before Doug and Lori McCary finalized their adoption of Rachel, a young girl from China who was born with hypoplastic right heart syndrome, the McCarys found the UF Health […]

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Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)

The American Heart Association explains the congenital heart defect ventricular septal defect, VSD in children and adults.

Pediatric Cardiomyopathies

Introduction to Pediatric Cardiomyopathies

Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection (TAPVC)

The American Heart Association explains the congenital heart defect total anomalous pulmonary venous connection, TAPVC, in children and adults.

Single Ventricle Defects

The American Heart Association explains several types of single ventricle defects: hypoplastic left heart syndrome, pulmonary atresia, and tricuspid atresia in children and adults.

Care & Treatment for Congenital Heart DefectsSubscribe to this RSS Feed

Heart Transplant

The American Heart Association explains that a heart transplant gives a patient with congenital heart disease the opportunity to have a normal heart with normal blood circulation.

Children's Special Needs

The American Heart Association explains the medical needs of children with congenital heart defects.

Feeding Tips

The American Heart Association explains that feeding your baby can be a challenge because and children with congenital heart disease and congestive heart failure or cyanosis (blueness) tend to gain...

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Smart mouth guard could detect teeth grinding, dehydration, concussions

The next big thing in wearable technology may show up right inside your mouth.

UF researchers invent device that makes chemotherapy more personalized, efficient

Two University of Florida researchers have invented a device that makes chemotherapy treatments more personalized, efficient and affordable.

Number of people sickened by toxin in barracuda and other tropical reef fish higher than previously reported

Public health records may significantly underestimate the number of people in Florida who are sickened by a rare dangerous food-borne toxin carried by popular sport fish.