Congenital Heart Defects
A congenital heart defect is a heart abnormality that you’re born with. These defects can be simple with no symptoms or complex defects with severe side effects. Signs or symptoms of a congenital heart defect may not show up until later in life.
Some more common congenital heart defects that we treat in children and adults include:
- Atrial septal defect (ASD) – A hole in the wall between the upper two heart chambers where septal tissue is missing
- Patent foramen ovale (PFO) – A hole in the wall between the upper two heart chambers that can cause stroke or other conditions
- Aortic and mitral valve stenosis – Narrowing of the heart valves that restricts normal blood flow