Cardiac defects etc.

  1. Does anyone here have a good website/tutorial explaining fetal circulation and several cardiac defects. PDA, Transposition of the Great Vessels, Coarctation of the Aorta, ASD, VSD are of particular interest. I need something VISUAL to make these more realistic to me, and how to understand expected symtoms. A long time ago, on one of the other forums, someone posted this great link with a video explaining a lot of cardiac issues but I accidently deleted it .

    If anyone has suggestions or websites to share, I would really appreciate it!

    ~J
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  3. by   RainDreamer
    We see a ton of cardiac kids and I use this site to help explain the defects better:

    http://www.pediheart.org/parents/defects/index.html
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  5. by   RNin2007
    Thanks so much, this is exactly what I was looking for =)

    ~J
  6. by   mom23RN
    This site is VERY informative as it lists all those defects that are "little known" as well.

    http://www.med.umich.edu/cvc/mchc/pardia.htm

    It also has diagrams about the procedures use to treat HLHS under the diagrams and treatment. They walk you through the entire three stage repair.

    Good luck. CHDs are a world upon their own. I guess because may kids who have them don't just have one so there's not always an "easy" fix.

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