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  • Birth Defects for Parents


    Some birth defects are minor and cause no problems. Others can be serious and require lifelong treatment.

  • Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) for Parents


    Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) is a birth defect of a baby’s heart. The left side of the heart doesn’t grow as it should, making it smaller and weaker than normal.

  • A to Z: Endocardial Cushion Defect for Parents


    Learn about congenital heart defects and conditions that affect newborn babies.

  • Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) for Parents


    Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) is a combination of problems caused by a birth defect that changes the way blood flows through the heart.

  • Coarctation of the Aorta for Parents


    Coarctation of the aorta (COA) is a narrowing of the aorta, the major blood vessel that carries blood away from the heart to the body.

  • Heart & Blood Vessels for Parents


    Learn about conditions that may affect the heart and circulatory system.

  • A to Z: Interventricular Septal Defect for Parents


    Learn about congenital heart defects and conditions that affect the heart and circulatory system.

  • Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) for Parents


    Ventricular septal defect (VSD) — also known as a "hole in the heart" — is a congenital heart defect. Most VSDs are diagnosed and treated successfully.

  • Truncus Arteriosus for Parents


    Truncus arteriosus is a heart defect that happens when a child is born with one large artery instead of two separate arteries.

  • A to Z: Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome for Parents


    Learn about hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a rare and serious defect of the heart.