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My new born baby has discover with atrioventricular septal defect (avsd). What caused this?

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Dr. David Malpass
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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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. There are multiple genetic and environmental factors involved. But rest assured, nothing you did caused this heart defect and nothing you could have done would have prevented it.

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. There are multiple genetic and environmental factors involved. But rest assured, nothing you did caused this heart defect and nothing you could have done would have prevented it.
Dr. David Malpass
Dr. David Malpass
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Dr. Edward Evans
Pediatrics - Neonatology
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In brief: Development defect

The way the heart forms depends on an intricate movements and cell signaling sometimes it just doesn't go right.
Also common in infants with down syndrome.

In brief: Development defect

The way the heart forms depends on an intricate movements and cell signaling sometimes it just doesn't go right.
Also common in infants with down syndrome.
Dr. Edward Evans
Dr. Edward Evans
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