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"We can really make a difference for children with aortic valve stenosis. For many kids, undergoing (catheterization) means they're very likely to get through childhood without ever needing surgery on
An atrial septal defect (ASD) is a congenital heart defect (meaning that a baby is born with it) in which the wall that separates the baby’s upper heart chambers, or the atria, doesn’t close
Boston Children's Hospital is here with expert help if your infant or child has been diagnosed with coarctation of the aorta (COA). While this condition is very serious, Boston Children’s has vast
A congenital heart defect (CHD) is a heart problem that’s present at birth. It’s caused by improper development of the heart during fetal development. 1 percent of babies are born with a CHD. Nine out
A coronary artery fistula is an abnormal connection between one of the coronary arteries and a heart chamber or another blood vessel. Coronary artery fistula is a rare condition. Infants who are born
Cyanosis is a bluish color in the skin, lips and nailbeds caused by a shortage of oxygen in the blood. Some of the defects or diseases that can cause a child to have cyanosis are: truncus arteriosus
"Parents have peace of mind knowing that Boston Children's uses the most innovative technologies and therapies for their child." --David Harrild, MD, PhD, assistant in Cardiology If your infant or
If recognized and treated early, your child can begin to feel better in a few days, with a low likelihood of long-term heart issues. Children who receive treatment within the first ten days of illness
Patent ductus arteriosus is a congenital heart condition in which the ductus, a small opening or pathway between the pulmonary and aortic valves, remains open or patent. In most cases, the ductus
Pericarditis is a condition in which the sac-like covering around the heart (pericardium) becomes inflamed. often causes chest pain usually sudden and short-lived (acute) chest pain occurs when the
What is pulmonary atresia? Pulmonary atresia is type of heart defect that a baby is born with. It occurs when the pulmonary valve —normally located between the right ventricle and the pulmonary artery
What is a septal defect? A septal defect is a hole in the septum, which is the muscle wall that separates the heart's left and right chambers. A septal defect is sometimes called "a hole in the heart.
If your infant or child has been diagnosed with tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia (also known as ToF/PA or tet-atresia), an understanding of the condition will help you to cope with this rare
What is transposition of the great arteries (TGA)? In transposition of the great arteries (TGA), the “great” arteries, the aorta and the right ventricle, are reversed in their origins from the heart.
"We have an unusually large, interdisciplinary cardiovascular team, including cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, anesthesiologists, intensive care specialists, nurses, respiratory therapists, social
What is a ventricular septal defect? A ventricular septal defect is a congenital defect in which there is a hole in the wall between the two lower chambers of the heart, known as the right and left
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”