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Are heart valve abnormalities classified as birth defects?
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Dr. James Chapman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Some
A bicuspid aortic valve or a prolapsing mitral valve are present from birth.
Many other heart valve abnormalities are acquired, either through scarring from infection, calcium deposition, or mal-apposition due to dilatation of cardiac chambers, among other things.

In brief: Some
A bicuspid aortic valve or a prolapsing mitral valve are present from birth.
Many other heart valve abnormalities are acquired, either through scarring from infection, calcium deposition, or mal-apposition due to dilatation of cardiac chambers, among other things.
Dr. James Chapman
Dr. James Chapman
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
Children's heart valve abnormalities are classified as birth defects if the abnormalities were present at birth, which is the usual case.
A person can get a heart valve defect later, such as due to infection or trauma.

In brief: Yes
Children's heart valve abnormalities are classified as birth defects if the abnormalities were present at birth, which is the usual case.
A person can get a heart valve defect later, such as due to infection or trauma.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
If the valvular abnormalities are present from birth, then they are birth defects.

In brief: Yes
If the valvular abnormalities are present from birth, then they are birth defects.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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