Congenital heart disease is a term which covers any heart abnormality present from birth. One in every 133 babies in the UK is born with a heart condition – over 5,000 babies per year.
Acquired heart defect is a term which covers a heart abnormality that develops after a baby is born. An estimated 500 -1000 children each year develop heart conditions after they are born.
Improvements in paediatric heart surgery and clinical care have led to more children with heart conditions surviving into adulthood. The number of adults with heart conditions is now increasing at an estimated rate of 5% per year.
Heart Condition Information Sheets
- When Your Baby Has a Potential Heart Condition
- Aortic Stenosis
- Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection (APVC)
- Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)
- Atrioventricular Septal Defect (AVSD)
- Coarctation of the Aorta
- Congenitally Corrected Transposition
- Dilated Cardiomyopathy
- Ebsteins Anomaly
- Fallots Tetralogy (Tetralogy of Fallots)
- Heart murmurs
- Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
- Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS)
- Infective Endocarditis
- Kawasaki Disease
- Laterality Disturbances and Heart Defects
- Persistent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)
- Pressures Within the Heart
- Pulmonary Atresia
- Pulmonary Stenosis
- Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)
- Transposition of the Great Arteries (TGA)
- Tricuspid Atresia
- Truncus Arteriosus
- Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)
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