Approximately 1 in 120 infants has a congenital heart defect at birth. Many are diagnosed during routine medical visits with their primary care physicians. Others are born critically ill and diagnosed in the first weeks of life.
At least 15 distinct types of congenital heart defects are recognized, with many additional anatomic variations. Children's pediatric cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons have experience treating all of these conditions.
The most common conditions treated include:
- Atrioventricular septal defects
- Coarctation of the aorta
- Hypoplastic left heart syndrome
- Other varieties of single ventricle defects
- Tetralogy of Fallot
- Total anomalous pulmonary venous drainage
- Transposition of the great arteries
- Ventricular septal defects