Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), a congenital heart defect that can affect blood flow, is most common in babies born prematurely.
Yale Medicine surgeons are widely recognized for innovation and expertise in the surgical treatment of pediatric congenital heart defects.
A ventricular septal defect is an abnormal hole in the wall that divides the two upper chambers in the heart, and it can cause mild to life-threatening symptoms. It is the most common type of congenital heart defect.
An atrial septal defect is a hole in the wall that divides the two chambers of the heart. Learn about symptoms and treatment.
Congenital heart disease refers to a structural problem that has affected the way the heart or major blood vessels have formed. Learn about symptoms and treatment.
Adult congenital heart disease is a type of defect in one or more structures of the heart that occurs before birth. Learn about symptoms and treatment.
Structural heart disease a term commonly used to describe defects or disorders in the heart’s structure—its valves, for instance.
A heart murmur is an extra, unexpected sound made by the blood as it flows through the heart.