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!

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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:
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  5. by   RNin2007
    Thanks so much, this is exactly what I was looking for =)

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

    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.