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Pediatric Heart Conditions

We take specialized and evidence-based approaches to diagnose and treat pediatric heart conditions. The following is a list of heart conditions in children that our team of experts treats. 

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Aortic Valve Stenosis

Aortic valve stenosis (also referred to as aortic stenosis) occurs when the aortic valve is narrowed or thickened and causes obstruction. Learn more.

Atrial Septal Defect

An opening between the heart's two upper chambers, which lets some blood from the left atrium return to the right atrium instead of flowing to the body.

Atrioventricular Canal

When the common valve between the upper and lower chambers doesn't close properly, allowing blood to leak backward from the heart's lower chambers to the upper ones.

Coarctation of the Aorta

When the aorta is pinched or constricted, usually between the upper and lower half of the body, obstructing blood flow to the lower part and increasing blood pressure in the upper.

Ebstein's Anomaly

A congenital downward displacement of the tricuspid valve (between the heart's upper and lower chambers on the right side) into the heart's right bottom chamber (or right ventricle).

Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

In hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), the left side of the heart, including the aorta, aortic valve, left ventricle and mitral valve, is underdeveloped.

Hypoplastic Right Heart Syndrome

A congenital heart defect in which the parts of the right side of the heart — the valves, right ventricle, and pulmonary artery — do not develop fully during pregnancy.

Mitral Valve Prolapse

Caused when the left ventricle of the heart contracts, part of the valve falls back into the left atrium, allowing blood to leak back through the valve into the atrium.

Patent Ductus Arteriosus

A tube-like connection between the aorta and pulmonary artery, which usually closes shortly after birth, but sometimes doesn't close, commonly in premature infants.

Pulmonary Stenosis

A pulmonary valve that doesn't open properly, causing the right ventricle of the heart to pump harder, restricting the amount of blood reaching the lungs for oxygenation.

Single Ventricle

Single ventricle defect is an umbrella term for several different types of congenital heart diseases in which the heart has only one functional pumping chamber.

Tetralogy of Fallot

Tetralogy of Fallot — or TOF — is a combination of four congenital heart defects. Learn more.