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Are heart birth defects cause for major concern?

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In brief: Yes

Some more than others.
Vsd, a type of "hole in the heart", sometimes closes on its own, while others may be life-threatening within minutes of birth.

In brief: Yes

Some more than others.
Vsd, a type of "hole in the heart", sometimes closes on its own, while others may be life-threatening within minutes of birth.
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Dr. Sue Hall
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes

Sometimes heart defects are causes for major concern, especially if the baby has trouble breathing or turns blue.
If your baby has symptoms, doctors will evaluate your baby's heart with a chest xray, ekg, and echocardiogram. If a serious defect is found, the baby may need medicine or surgery. Many times, though, small defects or holes are found that don't affect your baby or child very much.

In brief: Yes

Sometimes heart defects are causes for major concern, especially if the baby has trouble breathing or turns blue.
If your baby has symptoms, doctors will evaluate your baby's heart with a chest xray, ekg, and echocardiogram. If a serious defect is found, the baby may need medicine or surgery. Many times, though, small defects or holes are found that don't affect your baby or child very much.
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