If your baby is diagnosed with a heart defect, our staff will sit down with you to discuss your baby’s condition, treatment options and long-term outlook.
When heart defects are detected while your baby is still in the womb, we are able to better manage your baby’s care before and after delivery, and minimize the risks for future problems, such as learning disabilities and organ damage.
Depending on your baby’s condition, we may be able to repair her heart defect before she is born. Not all babies can be operated on before birth, however.
Caring for the heart and beyond
About 40 percent of babies with a cardiovascular defect also have non-cardiac problems. At Boston Children’s, if your baby has been diagnosed with a heart defect, we will connect you with other specialists within Boston Children's to ensure that your baby receives the best possible care for all of his medical needs.