If your child needs treatment for a congenital heart defect, do some research. He or she may be safer at a hospital that performs heart procedures frequently.
This medical condition, although rare, occurs in about five of every 10,000 births and affects boys and girls equally.
Congenital heart defects are the most common type of birth defect in the United States, affecting nearly one in 100 births every year. Most heart defects are caught during pregnancy, but some are not. Know what symptoms to look for.
The stethoscope is a tried-and-true medical tool. Here we explain exactly what your doctor is listening for, from irregular rhythms to murmurs and more.