Congenital Heart Disease
When you or a loved one experience a congenital heart defect, get top-quality care close to home—at Cottage Health on California’s Central Coast. Trust the expertise of our skilled interventional cardiologists who use a variety of transcatheter procedures to improve your health.
Minimally Invasive Techniques for Congenital Heart Defects
Thin, flexible tubes known as catheters serve as the foundation for minimally invasive techniques that address a variety of congenital heart defects. In transcatheter procedures, your doctors and surgeons use tiny medical tools threaded through these bendable tubes and into your blood vessels to reach the area of the heart that needs attention.
Repairing Structural Heart Defects
The two chambers of a normally functioning heart ensure that blood from the arteries and blood from the veins remain separate. Structural heart defects create holes in the heart, present at birth, that allow blood from the two chambers to mix inappropriately. The results can cause a variety of symptoms and syndromes, such as stroke.
At Cottage Health, interventional cardiologists in our Structural Heart Disease Program diagnose and treat congenital heart defects such as: