Intermountain Heart Institute at Intermountain Medical Center

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Overview of Congenital Heart Disease

Congenital heart disease is an abnormality in the structure of the heart from birth that presents in childhood. Although the term "heart defect" can refer to many different heart problems, it's often used to talk about defects affecting the wall (septum) that divides the two upper or two lower chambers of the heart, or problems with heart valves. Some of the more common defects are:

Treatments for Congenital Heart Disease

Your doctor will discuss treatment options with you. Possible treatments for this condition include:

Services and Programs

Service and programs at Intermountain Heart Institute for patients with congenital heart defects:

  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

    The adult congenital heart program offers identification and management of congenital heart disease. Patients who are seen by a pediatric cardiologist will transition to this team's care during young adulthood.

  • Heart Valve & Structural Heart Disease Program

    The Heart Valve and Structural Heart Disease Program focuses on treating heart defects with catheter-based techniques that are less invasive than open heart surgery.

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

    Our Cardiothoracic Surgery program provides all surgeries that are clinically available in the United States – along with high volumes and excellent outcomes.

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