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Deep Vein Thrombosis

A deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot that usually occurs in a deep, larger vein of the lower leg or arm. If a clot travels to your lungs (called a pulmonary...

Skin Cancer

The most common form of cancer in the United States, skin cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells that primarily occurs on skin that has seen excessive exposure...

Infertility

Infertility is the inability to become pregnant. It can have many causes, both physical and emotional, and can occur because of problems in the woman, man, or both....

Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility Services

Infertility is the inability to become pregnant. It can have many causes, both physical and emotional, and can occur because of problems in the woman, man, or both. It is...

Transplant Services

About UAB Medicine Transplant Services UAB Medicine has completed more than 14,000 successful organ transplants since 1968, when our team performed Alabama’s first kidney...

Uterus Transplant

A uterus transplant is a promising new procedure that helps some women overcome uterine factor infertility (UFI) and carry a baby. UFI is a condition in which a woman cannot...

Male Infertility

Infertility is the inability of a man and a woman to conceive a child after one year of unprotected intercourse. Infertility affects 10-15% of couples. It can be caused by...

Ventricular Septal Defect

A ventricular septal defect is one of the most common congenital (present from birth) heart defects. It refers to one or more holes in the wall separating the right and left...

Turner Syndrome

Turner syndrome is a rare condition that affects growth and development in girls and women. It is a chromosomal disorder, meaning that it is caused by irregularities in the DNA, and it is a...

Transposition of the Great Arteries (TGA)

Transposition of the great arteries (TGA) is a rare but serious congenital heart defect, meaning it is present at birth, in which the two main arteries that leave the heart...

Tetralogy of Fallot

Tetralogy of Fallot is a rare, complex congenital heart defect, meaning that it is present at birth. It causes oxygen-poor blood and oxygen-rich blood to mix together, with...

Marfan Syndrome

Marfan syndrome is a medical condition that affects connective tissue, which holds the body’s cells, organs, and tissue together and helps the body grow and develop properly. It is a genetic...

Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS)

Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) is a birth defect that prevents the left side of the heart from forming correctly and properly pumping oxygen-rich blood to the body....

Fetal Cardiac Services

When it comes to your baby’s heart, knowledge that you’ve come to the right place for care is everything. At UAB, our fetal heart specialists have the knowledge—specialized...

Ebstein Anomaly

Ebstein anomaly is a rare congenital (meaning it is present at birth) heart defect in which the heart’s tricuspid valve is abnormal.

Congenital Heart Disease

Congenital heart disease (CHD) is a problem present at birth that involves the structure of the heart, its valves, or blood vessels. It is the most common type of birth defect, affecting about one...

Atrial Septal Defect

An atrial septal defect is an abnormal opening between the heart's upper chambers. It is a common congenital (present from birth) heart defect. Smaller atrial septal defects...

Bicuspid Aortic Valve

The aortic valve regulates blood flow from the heart into the aorta, the major blood vessel that delivers oxygen-rich blood to the body. Normally the valve has three branches...

Cardiac Catheterization

Cardiac catheterization is a method of diagnosing and treating some heart conditions. The procedure involves the insertion of a long, thin, flexible tube (catheter) into a...

Sleep Apnea

The UAB Department of Otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) provides care for patients suffering from sleep-disordered breathing, including primary snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Both...