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Congenital Heart Surgeries

Congenital heart disease is a general term referring to defects occurring in the heart, valves, or arteries. As there are numerous types of congenital heart disease, likewise there are numerous procedures for correcting and/or treating these defects.

Surgery becomes necessary when non-invasive procedures fail to correct a heart defect. There are two types of congenital heart surgery:

  • Reparative congenital heart surgery: This procedure is used to correct the heart defect.
  • Palliative congenital heart surgery: A surgical procedure that relieves pain but partially correct the defect. It needs another surgery to correct the complete defect.