Congenital Heart Defects

A congenital heart defect is a problem with the structure of the heart. It is present at birth. Congenital heart defects are the most common type of birth defect. The defects can involve the walls of the heart, the valves of the heart, and the arteries and veins near the heart. They can disrupt the normal flow of blood through the heart. The blood flow can slow down, go in the wrong direction or to the wrong place, or be blocked completely.

Doctors use a physical exam and special heart tests to diagnose congenital heart defects. They often find severe defects during pregnancy or soon after birth. Signs and symptoms of severe defects in newborns include

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  1. Congenital Heart Defects (National Library of Medicine)  
    A congenital heart defect is a problem with the structure of the heart. It is present at birth. Congenital heart defects are the most common type of birth defect. ...
  2. What Are Congenital Heart Defects? From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    Congenital Heart Defects/Start Here ... Congenital Heart Defects ... National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute ... Congenital heart defects are the most common type ...
  3. Congenital Heart Defects and CCHD (March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation)  
    Congenital Heart Defects/Start Here ... Congenital Heart Defects ... March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation ... congenital heart disease, congenital heart defects, ...
  4. Living with a Congenital Heart Defect (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    CHDs, congenital heart defect, Congenital Heart Defects
  5. Facts about Congenital Heart Defects (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... care and treatment have advanced, babies with a congenital heart defect are living longer and healthier lives. ... congenital heart defects, Congenital Heart Defects
  6. Data and Statistics on Congenital Heart Defects (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) - In English and Spanish  
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  8. ... multiple holes. Ventricular septal defect is a common congenital heart defect. The baby may have no symptoms and the ... known. This defect often occurs along with other congenital heart defects. In adults, VSDs can be rare, but serious, ...
  9. ... is unknown. ECD may be associated with other congenital heart defects, such as: Double outlet right ventricle Single ventricle ... Tretter JT, Spicer DE, Anderson RH. Antroventricular septal defects. In: ... heart disease: left-to-right shunt lesions. In: Kliegman ...
  10. ... the left. The condition is present at birth (congenital).
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