The cove point foundation congenital heart resource center is the worlds largest resource for information on pediatric and adult congenital heart disease cove point contains comprehensive information on all congenital heart defects including atrial septal defect asd ventricular septal defect vsd hypoplastic left heart syndrome hlhs and tetralogy of fallot tof. Current ct and mr imaging techniques allow reliable characterization of various disorders that affect the aortic valve including stenosis regurgitation aneurysmal dilatation and dissection. Coarctation of the aorta coa is a relatively common defect that accounts for 5 8 of all congenital heart defects coarctation of the aorta may occur as an isolated defect or in association with various other lesions most commonly bicuspid aortic valve and ventricular septal defect vsd. Auscultation of the heart requires excellent hearing and the ability to distinguish subtle differences in pitch and timing hearing impaired health care practitioners can use amplified stethoscopes high pitched sounds are best heard with the diaphragm of the stethoscope low pitched sounds are best
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