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When hearts grow up...

5 steps to switch from a pediatric to an adult cardiologist

Children born with congenital heart defects are rarely “cured” through surgery. Dr. Brickner explains how patients can receive the best care through adulthood.

Can I have a baby if I have a congenital heart defect?

More than 1 million adults in America have a congenital heart defect. A UT Southwestern doctor explains what they need to know before they become parents.

Case Study: Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

Courtney Peets was born a “blue baby.” When she was 17, doctors closed her VSD and placed a pulmonary homograft. In adulthood, she experienced recurrent CHF at 37 weeks of pregnancy and delivered a healthy boy.