Congenital heart disease

Congenital heart disease or childhood heart disease (CHD) is a collective term for structural abnormalities of the heart, aorta, or other large blood vessels which are present at birth. Congenital heart defects change the normal flow of blood to the heart.

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Acknowledgement of Country

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute acknowledges Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders past and present.

Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute - The Home of Heart Research for 30 Years