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How many different heart birth defects are there?

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Dr. Ruben Nazario
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Several

There are several types of heart defects, but doctors usually classify them into several broad categories.
Cyanotic defects cause your baby to turn cyanotic, or blue. Obstructive defects block the normal flow of blood through the heart and its associated blood vessels. Septal defects cause "holes" between the heart's chambers. And hypoplastic defects make one side of the heart smaller.

In brief: Several

There are several types of heart defects, but doctors usually classify them into several broad categories.
Cyanotic defects cause your baby to turn cyanotic, or blue. Obstructive defects block the normal flow of blood through the heart and its associated blood vessels. Septal defects cause "holes" between the heart's chambers. And hypoplastic defects make one side of the heart smaller.
Dr. Ruben Nazario
Dr. Ruben Nazario
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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many

There are heart defects that involve the connecting blood vessels in intrauterine life.
There are defects involving the valves of the heart and incomplete closure of the walls between the chambers, in addition to any combination of the above. There are also conditions where the chambers fail to form properly.

In brief: Many

There are heart defects that involve the connecting blood vessels in intrauterine life.
There are defects involving the valves of the heart and incomplete closure of the walls between the chambers, in addition to any combination of the above. There are also conditions where the chambers fail to form properly.
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
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