Health Facts Plus: Congenital Heart Disease

Health Facts Plus: Congenital Heart Disease

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From the National Institutes of Health

Congenital Heart Defects (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)

Congenital Heart Defects (March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation) Congenital Heart Defects: When Your Baby''s Born with a Heart Malformation (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)

Cardiac Catheterization (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute) Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) (American Heart Association) Cyanosis (Texas Heart Institute) Echocardiogram: Sound Imaging of the Heart (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research) Echocardiography (Ultrasound of the Heart) (American Heart Association) Electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute) Exercise Tests (American Heart Association) Frequently Asked Questions about Fetal Echocardiography (American Society of Echocardiography) Frequently Asked Questions about Pediatric Echocardiography (American Society of Echocardiography) How a Cardiologist Diagnoses Heart Defects (American Heart Association) What Are Holter, Event and Transtelephonic Monitors? (American Heart Association)

Atrial Septal Defect in Children and Adults (slp 3D) - Requires media player - One hour program - 8/08/2006 Atrial Septal Defects: Surgical and Transcatheter Management (Congenital Heart Information Network) Congenital Cardiovascular Defects Treatments (American Heart Association) Heart Transplants in Infants and Children (American Heart Association) How Is a Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) Closed Using a Catheter-Based Procedure (Cleveland Clinic Foundation) How Is an Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) Closed Using a Catheter-Based Procedure (Cleveland Clinic Foundation) Medical Treatment (American Heart Association) Minimally Invasive Atrial Septal Defect Repair (slp 3D) - Requires media player - One hour program New Alternatives to Open Heart Surgery for Children (Cleveland Clinic Foundation) Pulmonic Stenosis and Balloon Valvuloplasty (Congenital Heart Information Network) Repair of Atrial Septal Defects (slp 3D) - Requires media player - One hour program - 6/06/2006

Slide Show: Common Types of Congenital Heart Defects (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)

Feeding Your Infant with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) (American Heart Association)

Keeping Your Heart Healthy (American Heart Association) Your Child''s Special Needs (American Heart Association)

Aortic Regurgitation (American Heart Association) Aortic Stenosis (AS) (American Heart Association) Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia: What You Should Know (American Academy of Family Physicians) Also available in Spanish Atrial Septal Defect (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute) Atrioventricular Canal Defect (American Heart Association) Coarctation of the Aorta (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research) Complete Atrioventricular Canal (CAVC) (American Heart Association) Congenital Valve Defects in Adults (Cleveland Clinic Foundation) Ebstein''s Anomaly (American Heart Association) Familial Dilated Cardiomyopathy (American Heart Association) - Links to PDF Heart Murmurs and Your Child (Nemours Foundation) Also available in Spanish Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (American Heart Association) Innocent, Physiological and Functional Heart Murmurs (American Heart Association) Also available in Spanish JAMA Patient Page: Atrial Septal Defects (American Medical Association) Long Q-T Syndrome (American Heart Association) Patent Ductus Arteriosus (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute) Patent Foramen Ovale (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research) Pulmonary Artery Stenosis (Cleveland Clinic Foundation) Pulmonary Atresia (American Heart Association) Pulmonary Valve Stenosis (American Heart Association) Single-Ventricle Defects (American Heart Association) Tetralogy of Fallot (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute) Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection (American Heart Association) Transposition of the Great Arteries (American Heart Association) Tricuspid Atresia (American Heart Association) Truncus Arteriosus (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research) Velocardiofacial Syndrome (National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders) Also available in Spanish Ventricular Septal Defect (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)

Congenital Heart Disease: How to Care for Your Baby and Yourself (American Academy of Family Physicians) Also available in Spanish If Your Child Has a Heart Defect (Nemours Foundation) Also available in Spanish Insurance, Legal Issues and Advance Directives (American Heart Association) Physical Activity and Exercise (American Heart Association) Protein-Losing Enteropathy After the Fontan Operation (Congenital Heart Information Network) Sudden Cardiac Death (Congenital Heart Information Network) What Is a Pediatric Heart Surgeon? (American Academy of Pediatrics) - Links to PDF

ClinicalTrials.gov: Heart Defects, Congenital (National Institutes of Health) ClinicalTrials.gov: Heart Murmurs (National Institutes of Health)

Congenital Heart Defects - Causes (Children''s Hospital Boston) Genetic Counseling for Adults with Congenital Heart Disease (American Heart Association) Genetics Home Reference: 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (National Library of Medicine) Genetics Home Reference: Alagille syndrome (National Library of Medicine) Genetics Home Reference: Costello syndrome (National Library of Medicine) Genetics Home Reference: Holt-Oram syndrome (National Library of Medicine)

Fetal Heart (Texas Heart Institute) Also available in Spanish

Cardiac Glossary (American Heart Association) Children & Heart Disease: Glossary (American Heart Association) Heart Surgery Terms (Society of Thoracic Surgeons)

Cardiology Services (Congenital Heart Information Network) Find a Member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (Society of Thoracic Surgeons)

American Heart Association Congenital Heart Information Network National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Congenital Cardiovascular Defects Statistics (American Heart Association) Youth and Cardiovascular Diseases--Statistics (American Heart Association) - Links to PDF

Heart Murmurs (Nemours Foundation) Pediatric Catheterization: Repair of an Atrial Septal Defect (slp 3D) - Requires media player - One hour program - 12/12/2006

Atrial Septal Defect (Nemours Foundation) Coarctation of the Aorta (Nemours Foundation) Ventricular Septal Defect (Nemours Foundation)

Sex, Pregnancy and Birth Control (American Heart Association)

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Date last updated: 03 January 2007 Topic last reviewed: 28 September 2006