Congenital Heart Defects
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A congenital heart defect is a...

A congenital heart defect is a
problem with the structure of the heart. It is present at birth. Congenital
heart defects are the most common type of major birth defect.
A baby's heart begins to develop
shortly after conception. During development, structural defects can occur.
These defects can involve the walls of the heart, the valves of the heart and
the arteries and veins near the heart. Congenital heart defects can disrupt the
normal flow of blood through the heart. The blood flow can

Slow down
Go in the wrong direction or to the wrong place
Be blocked completely
Treatment for the defect can include
medicines, surgery and other medical procedures and heart transplants. The
treatment depends on the type and severity of the defect and a child's age,
size and general health. Today, many children born with complex heart defects
grow to adulthood and lead productive lives.

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  • 1. http://www.fitango.com/categories.php?id=649Fitango EducationHealth TopicsCongenital Heart Defects
  • 2. 1OverviewA congenital heart defect is aproblem with the structure of the heart. It ispresent at birth. Congenitalheart defects are the most common type of majorbirth defect.A babys heart begins to develop
  • 3. 2Overviewshortly after conception. During development,structural defects can occur.These defects can involve the walls of the heart,the valves of the heart andthe arteries and veins near the heart. Congenitalheart defects can disrupt the
  • 4. 3Overviewnormal flow of blood through the heart. The bloodflow canSlow downGo in the wrong direction or to the wrong placeBe blocked completelyTreatment for the defect can include
  • 5. 4Overviewmedicines, surgery and other medical proceduresand heart transplants. Thetreatment depends on the type and severity of thedefect and a childs age,size and general health. Today, many children bornwith complex heart defectsgrow to adulthood and lead productive lives.