There are many heart defects, and our expert team of heart specialists at Arkansas Children's provides care for a comprehensive list of heart defects and conditions. Some are called “critical congenital heart disease” or CCHD. CCHD may occur when a baby’s heart or major blood vessels do not form properly. A “critical” heart defect needs urgent treatment to have the best outcome for the baby. Treatment can include medical and surgical procedures.
Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) program includes Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation(ECMO) to provide life-saving support for critically ill children.
Fetal conditions, including cardiac arrhythmias, fetal hydrops, abnormal karyotype and other abnormalities, may warrant a fetal echocardiogram test at Arkansas Children's.
Specialists at Arkansas Children’s Heart Institute provide expert diagnosis and treatment of both acquired and congenital heart diseases.