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Congenital Heart Disease

Born with a Heart Defect? Your Life Span Can Be Normal

Tags: congenital heart defect, congenital heart disease, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health

More patients with congenital heart defects are living into adulthood, report two studies. While many have near-normal life spans, long-term medical care is still needed.


Blue stethoscope

What Your Doc Listens for in the Stethoscope

Tags: congenital heart defect, heart murmur, stethoscope

Stethoscopes have been around since 1816, and they’re still a powerful tool for checking heart health. Find out what your heart can tell your doctor during this simple exam.


Musician Charles Doerr

New Music Comes Soon After New Heart Valve

Tags: aorta, aortic valve replacement, congenital heart defect, heart and vascular institute, heart surgery

Patient’s proactive approach to his own care leads to successful valve surgery—and healthy cognitive functioning soon after the procedure.