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What noticeable signs are there of a congenital heart defect? What is the usual cause?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: Blueish color murmur

Decreased oxygen saturation tends to render a purplish/blueish hue to the lips and/or digits in cases of complex congenital cardiac defects.
Additionally, heart murmurs and symptoms of weakness, shortness of breath, dizziness with exercise can all be seen with such defects. Consult with a pediatric cardiologist and cardiovascular surgeon for repair/management.

In brief: Blueish color murmur

Decreased oxygen saturation tends to render a purplish/blueish hue to the lips and/or digits in cases of complex congenital cardiac defects.
Additionally, heart murmurs and symptoms of weakness, shortness of breath, dizziness with exercise can all be seen with such defects. Consult with a pediatric cardiologist and cardiovascular surgeon for repair/management.
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