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Truncus arteriosus - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/truncus-arteriosus/symptoms-causes/syc-20364247

Nov 12th, 2022 - Overview Truncus arteriosus Open pop-up dialog box Close Truncus arteriosus Truncus arteriosus In truncus arteriosus, one large vessel comes out of the heart, instead of two separate ones. There's also usually a hole in the wall between the lower heart chambers, called the ventricles. The hole is called a ventricular septal defect. In truncus arteriosus, oxygen-rich blood, shown in red, and oxy...

Truncus arteriosus - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/truncus-arteriosus/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20364277

Nov 12th, 2022 - Diagnosis Truncus arteriosus is usually diagnosed soon after a child is born. The baby may look blue or gray and have trouble breathing. When a baby is born, a health care provider always listens to the baby's lungs to check breathing. If a baby has truncus arteriosus, the provider may hear sounds of fluid in the lungs during this exam. The provider also listens to the baby's heart to check for...

Hypoplastic left heart syndrome - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20350605

Aug 12th, 2022 - Diagnosis Before birth It's possible for a baby to be diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome in the womb. A routine ultrasound exam during the second trimester of pregnancy might show the condition. After birth A baby with grayish-blue lips or trouble breathing at birth might have a heart defect, such as hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Other possible symptoms of a heart problem are a h...

Hypoplastic left heart syndrome - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20350599

Aug 12th, 2022 - Overview Hypoplastic left heart syndrome is a rare heart defect present at birth (congenital). In this condition, the left side of the heart is extremely underdeveloped. If a baby is born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, the left side of the heart can't pump blood well. Instead, the right side of the heart must pump blood to the lungs and to the rest of the body. Treatment of hypoplastic l...

Adult Congenital Heart Disease: Sy
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/16891-heart-disease-adult-congenital-heart-disease

Aug 1st, 2022 - Overview What is adult congenital heart disease? Adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) is an umbrella term for conditions you’re born with that affect your heart’s structure. “Congenital” means that the defect forms while the fetus develops and is present at birth. These conditions impact blood flow through your heart. They’re also called congenital heart defects. Congenital heart diseases rang...

Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS): Causes, Sy
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/12214-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome-hlhs

Jul 29th, 2022 - Overview With hypoplastic left heart syndrome, parts of the left side of your heart don’t develop completely. What is hypoplastic left heart syndrome? Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) is a complex and rare heart condition that’s present at birth (congenital). It’s a single-ventricle heart defect. This means one side of your baby’s heart didn’t develop correctly. In babies born with hypopl...

Eisenmenger Syndrome: Causes, Symp
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/17921-eisenmenger-syndrome

Jul 7th, 2022 - Overview What is Eisenmenger syndrome? Eisenmenger syndrome develops when too much blood flows through the arteries that carry blood to your lungs from your heart. The result is pulmonary hypertension — high blood pressure in the blood vessels of your lungs and the right side of your heart. It also leads to blood shunting between the left and right sides of your heart. This means there’s an abn...

TORCH Infections: Syndrome, Causes,
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/23322-torch-syndrome

Jun 21st, 2022 - Overview What are TORCH infections? TORCH infections (or TORCH syndrome) are a group of infectious diseases that affect a developing baby (fetus) or newborn baby. If you get a TORCH infection, you can pass it to your baby during pregnancy, during delivery or after birth. Since your baby lacks immunity to fight off diseases, TORCH infections can cause complications to the pregnancy or prevent yo...

Heart Shunt: T
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/23057-cardiac-shunt

May 16th, 2022 - Overview What is a cardiac shunt? A cardiac shunt is an irregular pattern of blood flow in your heart. You may have a cardiac shunt along with typical blood flow patterns. Or you may have a cardiac shunt in place of a typical blood flow pattern. A shunt is a passage by which blood moves from one area (blood vessel or heart chamber) to another in a pattern that isn't normal. A cardiac shunt is a...

Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA): Symp
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/17325-patent-ductus-arteriosus-pda

Apr 25th, 2022 - Overview Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) causes problems with blood flow between the heart and lungs. What is patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)? Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a heart condition in babies. It happens when a blood vessel called the ductus arteriosus doesn’t close as it should after birth. What does the ductus arteriosus do? During fetal development (before a baby is born), very li...

Congenital heart disease in adults - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/adult-congenital-heart-disease/symptoms-causes/syc-20355456

Apr 21st, 2022 - Overview Congenital heart disease is one or more problems with the heart's structure that exist since birth. Congenital means that you're born with the condition. Congenital heart disease in adults and children can change the way blood flows through the heart. There are many different types of congenital heart defects. This article focuses on congenital heart disease in adults. Some types of co...

Pulmonary atresia - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pulmonary-atresia/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20350733

Mar 12th, 2022 - Diagnosis Tests to diagnose pulmonary atresia may include: Chest X-ray. A chest X-ray shows the size and shape of the heart and lungs. This can help the baby's health care provider see the extent of your baby's pulmonary atresia. Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG). This quick and painless test measures the electrical activity of the heart. Sticky patches (electrodes) are placed on the chest and som...

Pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum - Overview - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pulmonary-atresia-intact-ventricular-septum/cdc-20396714

Mar 12th, 2022 - Pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum Pulmonary atresia (uh-TREE-zhuh) is a rare heart problem present at birth (congenital heart defect). In pulmonary atresia, the valve between the heart and lungs (pulmonary valve) isn't fully developed. Blood can't flow from the right lower heart chamber (right ventricle) to the lungs. Some blood may move through a natural opening between the arte...

Pulmonary atresia - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pulmonary-atresia/symptoms-causes/syc-20350727

Mar 12th, 2022 - Overview Pulmonary atresia Open pop-up dialog box Close Pulmonary atresia Pulmonary atresia In pulmonary atresia, the valve that lets blood flow from the heart to the lungs isn't formed properly. Instead, some blood may enter the lungs through a temporary connection (ductus arteriosus) between a baby's aorta and the pulmonary artery. Some babies born with pulmonary atresia may have a small righ...

Pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect - Overview - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pulmonary-atresia-ventricular-septum-defect/cdc-20396707

Mar 12th, 2022 - Pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect Pulmonary atresia (uh-TREE-zhuh) with ventricular septal defect (VSD) is a heart problem present at birth (congenital heart defect). In this pulmonary atresia, the valve between the heart and lungs (pulmonary valve) is not fully developed. Blood can't flow from the right lower heart chamber (right ventricle) to the lungs. In pulmonary atresia wit...

Transposition of the great arteries - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/transposition-of-the-great-arteries/symptoms-causes/syc-20350589

Jan 19th, 2022 - Overview Transposition of the great arteries Open pop-up dialog box Close Transposition of the great arteries Transposition of the great arteries In transposition of the great arteries, the main arteries leading away from the heart — the aorta and the pulmonary artery — are switched (transposed). Transposition of the great arteries (TGA) is a serious, rare heart problem in which the two main ar...

Transposition of the great arteries - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/transposition-of-the-great-arteries/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20350595

Jan 19th, 2022 - Diagnosis Transposition of the great arteries is most often diagnosed after a baby is born. However, signs of the condition may be detected before birth during a routine pregnancy ultrasound. If so, a fetal echocardiogram may be recommended. A fetal echocardiogram uses sound waves to create detailed images of the unborn baby's heart. It can help a health care provider confirm the diagnosis of t...

Truncus Arteriosus: What Is It, Symptoms, Diagn
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/14785-truncus-arteriosus

Aug 17th, 2021 - Overview What is truncus arteriosus? Truncus arteriosus (TRUN-kus are-teer-e-OH-sus) is a congenital heart defect (heart condition that’s present at birth). A baby with truncus arteriosus has one large artery (instead of the usual two arteries) for blood to flow in and out of the heart. These babies also have a single truncal valve instead of two valves to control this blood flow. Truncus arter...

Congenital Heart Disease (CHD): Causes, Symp
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/21674-congenital-heart-disease

Aug 13th, 2021 - Overview What is congenital heart disease? Congenital heart disease (CHD) is a defect or problem with the heart’s structure that’s present at birth, such as: A hole in the heart wall. Issues with the blood vessels (too many or too few, blood flowing too slowly, to the wrong place or in the wrong direction). Problems with the heart valves. Some cases of CHD are simple and may not cause any sympt...

Premature Birth: Complications, M
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/21479-premature-birth

Feb 15th, 2021 - Overview What is premature birth? A preterm, premature or "preemie" baby is a baby born too early, or about three weeks before the due date. A normal pregnancy period (fetal development) is about 40 weeks. Preterm birth occurs at 37 weeks or earlier. This premature or early birth can pose serious health risks to the mother and baby. How common is premature birth? About 1 out of every 10 births ...