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What sort of disease is a congenital heart defect?

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Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: Born with it

It is a heart defect you are born with.
It may be simple, moderate, or very serious. They include "holes in the heart", valve problems, malformed or absent chambers, valves, or blood vessels. Just under 1 % of all babies are born with some type of defect, often minor and temporary. They are usually diagnosed shortly after birth, occasionally much later.

In brief: Born with it

It is a heart defect you are born with.
It may be simple, moderate, or very serious. They include "holes in the heart", valve problems, malformed or absent chambers, valves, or blood vessels. Just under 1 % of all babies are born with some type of defect, often minor and temporary. They are usually diagnosed shortly after birth, occasionally much later.
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