Congenital Heart Defects Special Needs Factsheet for Educators
What teachers should know about congenital heart defects, and what they can do to help students with the condition succeed in school.
Congenital Heart Defects for Parents
Heart defects happen when there's a problem with a baby's heart development during pregnancy. Most heart defects can be treated during infancy.
Heart Murmurs for Parents
Heart murmurs are very common, and most are no cause for concern and won't affect a child's health.
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.
Birth Defects for Parents
Some birth defects are minor and cause no problems; others cause major disabilities. Learn about the different types of birth defects, and how to help prevent them.
Heart & Blood Vessels for Parents
Learn about conditions that may affect the heart and circulatory system.
Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) for Parents
Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) is a combination of problems caused by a birth defect that changes the way blood flows through the heart.
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.
Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) for Parents
The ductus arteriosus is a blood vessel that connects two major arteries before birth and normally closes after a baby is born. If it stays open, the result is a condition called patent ductus arteriosus (PDA).
Arrhythmia (Abnormal Heartbeat) for Parents
An arrhythmia is an abnormal heartbeat usually caused by an electrical "short circuit" in the heart. Many are minor and not a health threat, but some can indicate a more serious problem.