U.S. News & World Report recently released an article listing the "most common congenital heart defects" .

"Advances in treatments have improved the survival rate of babies born with critical heart defects," says Dr. Andrew Van Bergen, director of pediatric cardiac critical care at Advocate Children's Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois. "The entire landscape within the field of pediatric cardiology has changed over the past decades, as there is increased survival with contemporary advances," Van Bergen says. There have also been improvements in the post-op management of children with congenital heart defects and in interventions as they grow and develop. More than 90 percent of infants born with a congenital heart defect live into adulthood in the current era, Van Bergen says.

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