Congenital heart defects

What are congenital heart defects?

congenital heart defect is a malformation of the heart or large blood vessels with a genetic origin (it is transmitted in the genes) and so is present in the foetus and in newborns. Some congenital heart defects show themselves clinically at later ages (months or years later). The children are born with a heart which lacks a part or has a part incomplete or has holes in the walls between its chambers or they are narrow or its valves leak or the blood vessels are narrow. More…

Types of congenital heart defects

There are more than 50 types of different heart malformations. Sometimes the same patient may have more than one. However, there is no direct relationship between the number of lesions and the severity of the case. More…

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