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Is an endocardial cushion defect considered heart disease?
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In brief: Yes
These are problems in the middle of the heart affecting the valves and usually requiring surgery to repair.

In brief: Yes
These are problems in the middle of the heart affecting the valves and usually requiring surgery to repair.
Dr. Richard Ohnmacht
Dr. Richard Ohnmacht
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Words matter
This is a birth defect, where the walls within the heart and sometimes the valves are not formed correctly.
It will need some corrective surgery. A heart disease by general definition is a condition where the structures deteriorate over time due to some insult or chronic issue, like a viral heart infection , blood vessel disease from high cholesterol, heart enlargement from hypertension, etc.

In brief: Words matter
This is a birth defect, where the walls within the heart and sometimes the valves are not formed correctly.
It will need some corrective surgery. A heart disease by general definition is a condition where the structures deteriorate over time due to some insult or chronic issue, like a viral heart infection , blood vessel disease from high cholesterol, heart enlargement from hypertension, etc.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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