There are many types of 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 is one that needs urgent treatment in order to have the best outcome for the baby. Treatment can include medical and surgical procedures. Learn more about CCHD by visiting the links below.