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Introduction
Congenital heart disease is a general term for a range of birth defects that affect the normal workings of the heart.
Types of congenital heart disease
Congenital heart disease refers to a range of possible heart defects.
Symptoms of congenital heart disease
Congenital heart disease can have a range of symptoms, as the condition refers to several different types of heart defect.
Causes of congenital heart disease
Congenital heart disease is caused when something disrupts the normal development of the heart.
Diagnosing congenital heart disease
In most cases, congenital heart disease is diagnosed using scans during pregnancy. However, a diagnosis can sometimes not be confirmed until after the birth.
Treating congenital heart disease
The treatment for congenital heart disease depends on the specific defect your child has.
Complications of congenital heart disease
Children and adults with congenital heart disease are at an increased risk of developing further problems.
Preventing congenital heart disease
As so little is known about the causes of congenital heart disease, there is no guaranteed way of avoiding having a baby with the condition.
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