Congenital Heart Valve Program | Conditions and Treatments

Congenital Heart Defects

What is a congenital heart defect? A congenital heart defect is a structural problem of the heart that develops during pregnancy. About 1 out of 100 babies are born with a congenital heart defect....

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Electrocardiogram EKG

What is an electrocardiogram? An electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) is a painless test that measures the electrical activity of the heart. An EKG can show how fast the heart is beating, the rhythm of the...

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Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is surgery done through small incisions using miniaturized surgical tools and cameras or telescopes. MIS usually results in less scarring and a quicker recovery time...

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Anesthesia

The Pain Treatment Service at Boston Children's Hospital was established in 1986 as the first multidisciplinary program in the world for acute and chronic pain management for children. Our program...

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Mitral Valve Stenosis

What is mitral valve stenosis? The mitral valve plays a key role in the functioning of the heart. This one-way valve helps move oxygenated (red) blood from the left atrium into the left ventricle,...

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