- Aortic Stenosis (AS)
- Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)
- Atrioventricular Septal Defect (AVSD)
- Coarctation of the Aorta
- Ebstein's Anomaly
- Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS)
- Interrupted Aortic Arch (IAA)
- Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)
- Pulmonary Stenosis (PS)
- Pulmonary Atresia (PA)
- Single Ventricle (Functionally Univentricular Heart)
- Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF)
- Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return (TAPVR)
- Transposition of the Great Arteries (TGA)
- Tricuspid Atresia
- Truncus Arteriosus
- Vascular Rings
- Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)
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What are the different types of congenital pediatric heart disease?
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons answeredThe different types of congenital pediatric heart disease include:
How is a heart problem diagnosed?
When diagnosing a heart problem, one of the most important things that doctors want to know is whether your discomfort has just occurred or whether it has been there for a while. They want to know these kinds of characteristics, because so many pains are not due to the heart and others are in the gray zone.
Some signs are pretty obvious, such as chest discomfort every time you walk upstairs (but when you're sitting down you don't feel anything), or if you get short of breath, sweaty and uncomfortable during physical activity.
But more subtle chest discomfort that comes and goes requires testing via an electrocardiogram (EKG), a physical exam, oftentimes a stress test and sometimes more sophisticated stress tests. A doctor's evaluation starts with a history and physical exam, followed by an EKG for initial clues to what’s happening, and then some more sophisticated testing if those clues are either inconclusive or point toward the heart.
What can be done to prevent pediatric congenital heart defects?
Congenital heart defects generally cannot be prevented.
If you or your partner has a congenital heart defect and you are planning to have a baby, see the topic Congenital Heart Defects: Pregnancy.
Women who plan to get pregnant and women who are pregnant can lower their risk of having babies with congenital heart defects by taking steps to have healthy pregnancies.
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