Vascular sling is a rare but serious condition that happens when blood vessels are in an unusual location. This creates a “vascular ring” that can block a baby’s esophagus or trachea (windpipe). It’s a congenital heart defect, which means babies are born with it. At Nemours Children's, we offer leading-edge capabilities to detect heart problems early, including in babies still in the womb.
If your baby has vascular ring anomaly, our board-certified, fellowship-trained pediatric cardiologists and heart surgeons are here to answer your questionsand provide the latest treatment options — including advanced surgical repair techniques for newborns. Our pediatric heart care teams offer patient families research-backed care, delivered with compassion.
Our Nemours Cardiac Center team has the experience to provide diagnosis and treatment of even rare pediatric heart defects like vascular ring anomaly. World-class 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 infants, children and teens, using the most innovative, up-to-date approaches. Our specialty is the early detection and repair of heart problems, so your child will have the best possible chance for a healthy future.
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