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What sort of disease is congenital heart disease?

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Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatrics - Cardiology
8 doctors agree

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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Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Varies

Babies can be born with a number of heart anomalies, possibly as part of syndrome or prematurity.
They can be holes in the heart, abnormalities of the large vesels coming off heart, failure of part of the heart to develop, coronary artery problems, and more. A pediatric cardiologist and cardiothoracic surgeon will evaluate specifics. Anesthesia for these procedures is very specialized.

In brief: Varies

Babies can be born with a number of heart anomalies, possibly as part of syndrome or prematurity.
They can be holes in the heart, abnormalities of the large vesels coming off heart, failure of part of the heart to develop, coronary artery problems, and more. A pediatric cardiologist and cardiothoracic surgeon will evaluate specifics. Anesthesia for these procedures is very specialized.
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Dr. Yu Sun
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Inherited problem

A inherited problem, in addition to the heart murmur, children suffering from those diseases often occur difficult to feed, by weight, shortness of breath and difficulty purple face of the symptoms.

In brief: Inherited problem

A inherited problem, in addition to the heart murmur, children suffering from those diseases often occur difficult to feed, by weight, shortness of breath and difficulty purple face of the symptoms.
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