Congenital Heart Disease Directory
Congenital heart disease begins as a heart defect before birth. The defects may not produce symptoms until later in adulthood. Causes of congenital heart disease include Down syndrome, rubella, or smoking/using drugs during pregnancy. Types of defects include heart valve defects, defects in the heart atria or ventricles, or heart muscle abnormalities. Symptoms may be shortness of breath or limited ability to exercise. Treatments depend on which condition is present but may include medications or surgery. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how congenital heart disease is caused, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
Treatment for Heart Valve Disease
If you have a diseased heart valve, what can be done about it? Here’s how your cardiologist can repair, or replace it.
An Overview of Heart Valve Disease
WebMD explains the symptoms, causes, types, and treatment of heart valve disease.
Causes and Treatments of Heart Murmurs
Learn the causes of heart murmurs, how to treat them, and how to prevent them.
Understanding the Treatment of Heart Disease
WebMD's guide to the diagnosis and treatment of various types of heart disease.
Slideshows & Images
The Heart (Human Anatomy): Picture, Definition, Location in the Body, and Heart Problems
WebMD's Heart Anatomy Page provides a detailed image of the heart and provides information on heart conditions, tests, and treatments.
The Aorta (Human Anatomy): Picture, Function, Location, and Conditions
WebMD's Aorta Anatomy Page provides a detailed image and definition of the aorta. Learn about its function and location as well as conditions that affect the aorta.
A Visual Guide to Heart Disease
WebMD provides a visual overview of heart disease, including symptoms to watch for, diagnostic tests, treatments, and prevention strategies.