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Doctor insights on: The Most Common Cyanotic Congenital Heart Defect Is What

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The most common cyanotic congenital heart defect is what?

The most common cyanotic congenital heart defect is what?

Tetralogy of Fallot: Tof- ventricular septal defect, (vsd, hole between the right and left ventricles), narrowing of the pulmonary outflow tract (the valve and artery that connect the heart with the lungs), overriding aorta (the artery that carries oxygen-rich blood to the body) shifted over the right ventricle and vsd instead of coming out only from the left ventricle, and thickened right ventricle. ...Read more

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Congenital Heart Disease (Definition)

Congenital heart diseases are conditions affecting the heart's structure or function and that exist at birth. They can range from having no effect to being life-threatening, and these effects can start soon after birth ...Read more


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What's the most common type of congenital heart defect in diabetics?

What's the most common type of congenital heart defect in diabetics?

VSDs.: Ventricular septal defects are by far the most common congenital cardiac defects in general and in diabetics in particular. ...Read more

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What to do about congenital heart defect?

What to do about congenital heart defect?

Broad category: This label applies to some problems that self correct and some that need heart surgery. The specifics are defined by the defect. Have an evaluation done by the most qualifies source available. Once the information is in, a plan can be formulated. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a congenital heart defect?

What sort of disease is a congenital heart defect?

Born with it: It is a heart defect you are born with. It may be simple, moderate, or very serious. They include "holes in the heart", valve problems, malformed or absent chambers, valves, or blood vessels. Just under 1 % of all babies are born with some type of defect, often minor and temporary. They are usually diagnosed shortly after birth, occasionally much later. ...Read more

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Are congenital heart defects hereditary?

Are congenital heart defects hereditary?

Depends on variables: There are a few syndromes with high frequency of specific heart defects that can have inheritance risk up to 50%. Most, however, are part of a complex inheritance pattern with around 5% risk.This 5% would include any pattern of congenital heart defect, not necessarily the same one. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about congenital heart defects?

Can you tell me about congenital heart defects?

Be more specific: Congenital heart defects are come in all types. Some common, some rare. Also, the prognosis and treatments can be very different. Please ask a more specific question, or see a doctor, . ...Read more