Heart Disease

Fetal Circulation

Through the blood vessels in the umbilical cord, the fetus receives all the necessary nutrition, oxygen, and life support from the mother through the placenta.

Factors That May Lead to a Congenital Heart Defect (CHD)

In most cases of congenital heart defect, the cause is thought to be a combination of genetics and environment.

Congenital Heart Disease

Heart problems are the most common kind of birth defects. While children with some heart defects can be monitored by a doctor and treated with medicine, others will need to have surgery.