Congenital Heart Defect
An abnormal structure of the heart. This can include the interior walls of the heart, the heart valves, or the blood vessels going to and from the heart. Congenital heart defects are the most common type of congenital defect.
Who takes care of my baby?
A neonatologist and NICU delivery team is present at the deliveries of infants with a prenatal diagnosis of congenital heart defect. The infants are stabilized and admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. If the baby is a candidate for surgery, the cardiologists and cardiac surgeons will determine the appropriate timing for the infant to transfer to the Cardiovascular Critical Care Unit.