Congenital heart defects

Heart Disease
About 30 per cent of children will, at some time, have an innocent heart murmur. But sometimes there are more serious problems with the heart.

About 30 per cent of children will, at some time, have an innocent heart murmur. But sometimes there are more serious problems with the heart.

What are congenital heart defects?

Congenital heart defects are present in about six out of 1,000 of babies. They take the form of holes between the chambers, blockages in the pathways from the heart to the lungs or the body, or abnormal connections between the chambers and vessels of the heart.

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