Types of Congenital Heart Defects in Children

Babies and children with all types of congenital heart defects receive expert diagnosis and treatment from specialists at the Pediatric and Congenital Heart Program, part of Hassenfeld Children's Hospital of New York at NYU Langone. Congenital heart defects occur at birth and affect the heart or blood vessels. 

Hundreds of heart defects can arise as a baby develops in the womb, and some infants may have more than one. Some defects cause no health challenges for years; in fact, some may never pose a health risk. 

However, many infants require treatment with surgery or catheter procedures to repair a defect immediately or in the first few months of life. Others may need medication as a bridge to surgery or other procedures, or as the only therapy to manage symptoms.

Our experts treat babies and children with all types of congenital heart defects, including:

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