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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.

Your Pregnancy Matters

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.

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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.