What is a Critical Congenital Heart Disease?

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.

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