1 doctor weighed in:

How come atrioventricular septal defect so common in children with down's syndrome?

1 doctor weighed in
Dr. David Malpass
Pediatrics - Cardiology

In brief: Unknown

The heart is a very complex organ.
We still do not fully understand how the normal heart develops in the fetus. We understand even less about what causes the heart to develop abnormally.

In brief: Unknown

The heart is a very complex organ.
We still do not fully understand how the normal heart develops in the fetus. We understand even less about what causes the heart to develop abnormally.
Dr. David Malpass
Dr. David Malpass
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Board Certified, Internal Medicine - Cardiology
13 years in practice
508K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors