congenital heart defect

[n] - a birth defect involving the heart
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congenital heart defect

noun a birth defect involving the heart
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congenital heart defect

a structural defect of the heart or great vessels or both that is present at birth, resulting from improper development of the heart and blood vessels during the prenatal period. The most common types are tetralogy of fallot, patent ductus arteriosus, ventricular septal defect, atrial septal defect, transposition of great vesse...
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Congenital Heart Defect

Congenital heart defects are the most common kind of fatal birth defect in newborns and affect 1 out of every 120 live births. Approximately 35,000 babies are born with some form of a heart defect every year and more babies will die during their first year of life from a heart defect than any other reason. The heart begins forming and developin...
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