Conditions and Diseases: Cardiovascular Disorders: Heart Disease: Congenital
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Hearts Of Hope
Stories of children born with a very serious heart defect known as hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). Help in finding relevant information and links, especially in Australia.
Congenital Heart Disease Information and Resources
Interactive forums, Internet links, and peer-reviewed informational materials for families, adults with CHD, and health professionals.
Congenital Heart Diseases Their Study and Treatment
A most complete manual, text and graphics by Oliver W. Caminos M.D. (1999)
The Children's Heart Society
Information about this non-profit, volunteer based support group, dedicated to helping families affected by Congenital Heart Disease/Defects.
Fetal Heart Surgery - The Issues
The fascinating concept of operating on heart disease while a baby is still unborn may soon become reality. Read about the issues, the controversies, the potential.
Information about congenital heart defects, and February 14th being recognized as a day for hearts.
Minimal Invasive Congenital Heart Surgery
An article about treating birth defects of the heart using this techniques.
CHD Support Graphics
A collection of banners, buttons, dividers and even e-cards to spread awareness about birth defects of the heart.
Resources from California State University
Very extensive list of congenital heart diseases with links to sites dealing with that particular disease. Information to help parents and provide support.
Treatment options for newborns with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Includes questions to ask the hospital, surgeon, and insurance company.
Detailed look at congenital heart disease, such as the causes, symptoms, types and treatments.
The early staged operations for patients with this congenital heart defect, Tetralogy of Fallot, that lead up to the final correction surgery.
Ventricular Septal Defect
VSD is one of the commonest congenital heart defects, where there's a hole in the wall between the two lower chambers of the heart. An article from About.com with Richard N. Fogoros.
Heart Defects: Truncus Arteriosus Type 1
Information, diagram, symptoms and medical treatment, from the Children's Heart Institute.
CHD Awareness Day
The Children's Health Information Network has brought global attention to the dreaded problem of Congenital Heart Defects by a co-ordinated effort from parents and families of CHD victims.
Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn
A definition along with look at the diagnosis, treatment and the prognosis, from the University of Washington Academic Medical Center.
Coping with Congenital Heart Disease in Your Baby
Article with some useful information, published by The American Academy of Family Physicians.
Contains a lot of information about acyanotic congenital defects.
Cyanotic Congenital Birth Defects
Information on a wide variety of congenital heart defects, from Mama's Health.
Our Little Braveheart
Jake was born with Tetralogy of Fallot. This is his story along with some pictures.
AMA: Statement for Health Care Professionals
Guidelines for evaluation and management of common congenital cardiac problems in infants, children, and adolescents. From the committee on congenital cardiac defects of the council on cardiovascular disease in the young.
Feeding Your Infant With Congenital Heart Disease
American Heart Association gives details on baby's growth, how to feed your baby, feeding tips, breastfeeding, formula feeding, tube feeding, starting solid foods, asking for help, heart medication and feeding and looking ahead.
Congenital Heart Disease Treatments
Short and simple explanations of the different procedures used in treating heart birth defects.
American Heart Association
The AHA website is a simple introduction to the concept of congenital heart disease, with layperson explanations of the various conditions, tests for diagnosis and treatment options.
Dextrocardia with Situs Inversus
Good information on the extremely rare condition of Dextrocardia with Situs Inversus. Causes, treatment, pictures and a support forum are available to ask others affected by this disorder.
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