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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.

Why Choose Us

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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