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.