Emily Falkenstein has spent her entire life living with a congenital heart defect. Beginning with an initial heart attack in infancy, Emily has received her care at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Congenital Heart Disease
A congenital heart defect is a problem that occurred as the baby's heart was developing during pregnancy, before the baby is born. Congenital heart defects are the most common birth defects.
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Corrigan Minehan Heart Center
Adult Congenital Heart Disease
The Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital Corrigan Minehan Heart Center offers personalized, lifelong care for adult patients with congenital heart disease, specializing in valve problems, heart failure, multidisciplinary surgery, arrhythmia and pregnancy.
Angioplasty and Stenting
Interventional Radiology at Mass General offers angioplasty and stenting, a minimally invasive, image-guided treatment for narrowing and blockage of arteries and veins throughout the body.
Fetal Cardiology Program
The Fetal Cardiology Program treats a wide variety of prenatally-diagnosed heart conditions, such as congenital heart defects and fetal heart rhythm abnormalities. We also screen mothers who may be at higher risk of fetal heart disease.
Department of Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital’s Preventive Genomics Clinic empowers patients to better understand, predict and prevent disease using genetic information.
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