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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 […]

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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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l-Transposition of the great arteries

The American Heart Association explains the congenital heart defect l-Transposition of the great arteries in children and adults.

Common Types of Heart Defects

The American Heart Association explains the common types of congenital defects including Aortic Valve Stenosis, AVS, Atrial Septal Defect, ASD, Coarctation of the Aorta, CoA, Complete Atrioventricular...

Tetralogy of Fallot

The American Heart Association explains the congenital heart defect Tetralogy of Fallot in children and adults.

Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)

The American Heart Association explains the congenital heart defect patent ductus arteriosus, PDA, 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.

Congenital Heart Defects Surgery

The American Heart Association explains how to prepare for Congenital Heart Defects Surgery for adults and children.

Children's Special Needs

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

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