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  • Cardiac Catheterization for Teens


    Doctors use cardiac catheterization to gather information about the heart and blood vessels as well as treat certain heart conditions. Find out what's involved.

  • Cardiac Catheterization for Parents


    This minimally invasive procedure helps doctors perform diagnostic tests on the heart and even treat some heart conditions.

  • Cardiac Stents for Parents


    Cardiac stents are very small mesh wire tubes that hold blood vessels open so that blood can flow through the vessels normally. Find out about the procedure to place a stent.

  • Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) for Parents


    Atrial septal defect (ASD) — also known as a "hole in the heart" — is a type of congenital heart defect. Most ASDs are diagnosed and treated successfully.

  • Tricuspid Atresia for Parents


    Tricuspid atresia is a congenital heart defect. A baby born with tricuspid atresia often has serious symptoms soon after birth because blood flow to the lungs is much less than normal.

  • Ventricular Septal Defect for Parents


    Ventricular septal defect (VSD) — also known as a "hole in the heart" — is a congenital heart defect. Most VSDs are diagnosed and treated successfully.

  • Atrial Septal Defect for Teens


    Atrial septal defect, or ASD, is a heart defect that some people are born with. Most ASDs are diagnosed and treated successfully with few or no complications.

  • Heart & Cardiovascular System for Teens


    This section has information on health problems that can affect the heart.

  • When Your Child Needs a Heart Transplant for Parents


    If your child needs a heart transplant, you're probably feeling lots of emotions. Fortunately, many kids who undergo heart transplants go on to live normal, healthy lives.

  • Medical Procedures for Parents


    Info on surgical procedures and what to expect.