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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Overview of Congenital Heart Disease

When the heart or blood vessels near the heart do not develop normally before birth, a condition called congenital heart defect occurs. Congenital heart defects occur in close to one percent of infants, and most young people with congenital heart defects are living into adulthood now. Common congenital heart conditions include:

Read more information about congenital heart disease symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis and treatment.

Congenital Heart Disease Treatment

If you or your child has a congenital heart problem, you'll be monitored by a cardiologist on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White Health. In order to maintain wellness, it is important that those born with a heart defect continue heart care into adulthood.

Treatment plans for patients will be determined by their care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of congenital heart disease and personal preferences. Options may include:

Specialized Centers for Congenital Heart Defects

McLane Children's Scott & White Hospital – Temple has pediatric cardiologists​ ​​on the medical staff who monitor and treat congenital heart defects in children.

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