Different types of congenital heart defects
There are many different types and combinations of congenital heart defects. Whatever your baby has been diagnosed with, your medical team will be able to offer you tailored advice based on the individual needs of your baby.
For many babies diagnosed with a heart defect, their condition is a minor problem which either doesn’t need any treatment or can be successfully corrected with surgery. Other conditions are more serious. Thanks to advances in early detection and treatment, most babies will be given a fighting chance to beat their condition.
- Single Ventricle Defects
- Transposition of the Great Arteries
- Tricuspid Atresia
- Coarctation of the Aorta
- Tetralogy of Fallot
- Ventricular Septal Defect
- Atrial Septal Defect
- Double outlet right ventricle (DORV)
- Ebstein’s Anomaly
- Double inlet left ventricle (DILV)
- Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS)
- Interrupted Aortic Arch (IAA)
- Truncus Arteriosus
- Right Aortic Arch (RAA)
- Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connections (TAPVC)
- Patent Ductus Arteriosus
Family Materials Available
Our New Diagnosis booklet for families and Going into Hospital booklet helping families to understand what may happen once their baby is admitted to hospital. We are in the process of developing a third booklet aimed at supporting siblings of heart babies. These resources inform families and include information such as; questions to ask your care team, stories from other families, support available (including benefits), and advice on other important issues e.g. dental care and treatment. Order yours today.
Parent & Carers Private Facebook Group
Our private Facebook Forum for heart families goes from strength to strength, now offering a supportive peer environment for more than 750 members. It’s a safe and secure space to share your experiences and ask for advice. You can request to join here but please remember to answer the questions asked before you send your joining request.