Around one in a 100 babies are born with a heart condition. There are many different types of heart conditions. You can find out more about these on the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and Children's Heart Federation (CHF) Websites.
Below you will find a list of the most common heart conditions. If yours isn't there and you would like to know more please speak to your nurse specialist.
- Atrial Septal Defect
- Ventricular Septal Defect
- Pulmonary Stenosis
- Aortic Stenosis
- Transposition of the Great Arteries
- Tetralogy of Fallots
- Pulmonary Atresia
- Tricuspid Atresia
If you want to get to know more about how the heart works there are games you can play:
You can even do your own heart operation
If you want more information on common investigations please talk to your clinician look at the links below:
- Heart Monitors
- Computerised Tomography (CT)
- Transoesophageal echocardiogram (TOE)
- Cardiac Catheterisation
- Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Exercise Test
If you have any further questions or queries please don't hesitate to contact your nurse specialist.