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Conditions & Treatments

Conditions and Treatments at UCLALearn more about the following surgical procedures, operations, and rare congenital heart defects such as:

  • Atrial Septal Defect »
    An atrial septal defect (ASD) is an opening in the wall between the two top chambers of the heart: the right atrium and the left atrium. It is one of the most common types of congenital heart defects, comprising approximately 10%, and is more common in females than males.

  • Eisenmenger Syndrome »
    For children born with congenital heart defects, such as large holes or large connections between the great arteries, they are at risk for developing a progressive blood vessel disease in their lungs if their heart defects are not repaired early in life.

  • Fontan Operation »
    First performed in 1971 by Frances Fontan and Eugene Baudet, the Fontan procedure is a surgical procedure performed for single ventricle physiology.

  • Tricuspid Atresia »
    Tricuspid atresia is a rare congenital heart defect in which the tricuspid valve, the valve between the right atrium (upper chamber) and the right ventricle (lower chamber), does not develop.
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