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Congenital Heart Defects

Congenital heart defects are problems with the heart’s structure that are present at birth. These defects can involve the interior walls of the heart, valves inside the heart, or the arteries and veins that carry blood to the heart or out to the body. Congenital heart defects change the normal flow of blood through the heart.

There are many different types of congenital heart defects, ranging from simple defects with no symptoms to complex defects with severe, life-threatening symptoms.

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Congenital Heart Defects.