Congenital heart defect corrective surgeries

Alternative Names

Congenital heart surgery; Patent ductus arteriosus ligation; Hypoplastic left heart repair; Tetralogy of Fallot repair; Coarctation of the aorta repair; Atrial septal defect repair; Ventricular septal defect repair; Truncus arteriosus repair; Total anomalous pulmonary artery correction; Transposition of great vessels repair; Tricuspid atresia repair; VSD repair; ASD repair; PDA ligation

Definition of Congenital heart defect corrective surgeries

Congenital heart defect corrective surgeries fix or treat heart defects that a child is born with. A baby born with heart defects has . Surgery is needed if the defects are dangerous to the child’s health or well-being.

Review

Shabir Bhimji, MD, PhD, Specializing in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Midland, TX. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 11/1/2010

Heart, section through the middle
Cardiac catheterization
Heart, front view
Ultrasound, normal fetus - heartbeat
Ultrasound, ventricular septal defect - heartbeat
Patent ductus arteriosis (PDA) - series

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