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Interrupted aortic arch (IAA) is a rare, congenital (present at birth) heart condition that happens when the aorta (the blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body) does not form completely when a baby is developing in their mother’s womb. All babies born with IAA will need heart surgery soon after they’re born. At Nemours Children's Cardiac Center, we offer leading-edge capabilities to detect heart problems early using fetal cardiac diagnostics. Our board-certified, fellowship-trained pediatric cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons (specialists in surgical procedures of the chest, including the heart and lungs) are here to answer your questions, address your concerns, and help with treatment plans. Our cardiac teams offer the latest in research-backed care, delivered with compassion.

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World-class children’s heart care requires the compassion to understand your family's journey, and the expertise to heal even the most complex conditions. Our cardiac surgeons treat a vast array of heart defects in even the tiniest newborns, using the most innovative, up-to-date approaches. Our specialty is the early detection and repair of heart problems. Our heart specialists have been recognized for their commitment to delivering top-notch, compassionate care to children with congenital heart disease.

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