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what causes birth defects of the heart?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Several factors: The heart develops rather early so medication exposure in the first trimester can sometimes cause heart problems. Chromosomal or genetic issues also can cause heart problems, .
Answered on Nov 27, 2017

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