Congenital Heart Defect

How common

1 out of 100 newborns have congenital heart defects.

Causes

It affects babies and adults.

Maternal smoking while pregnant.

Maternal obesity,

Exposure to air pollutants.

Maternal diabetes.v


Definition

A congenital heart defect is a problem with the structure of the heart.
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Prevention

Avoid drinking alcohol and drugs.

Take folic acid.


It can be inherited.

Symptoms

  • excessive sweating.
  • extreme tiredness and fatigue.
  • poor feeding.
  • rapid heartbeat.
  • rapid breathing.
  • shortness of breath.
  • chest pain.

Treatment

Catheter procedures.

Surgery

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Life

Regular visits with the doctor and sometimes be in medication. Parents can gain information from health websites, doctors, books, articles, and visits to seminars.
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