A 31-year-old member asked:
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what is the difference between a congenital heart defect & congenital heart disease?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
None.: Thee terms are used interchangeably.
Answered on Oct 16, 2016

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A 32-year-old member asked:
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Nope.: Most congenital heart defects can be prevented with Folic Acid preconceptionally and have nothing to do with mitochondrial disorders.

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