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Congenital heart defects

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Congenital heart defects

Congenital heart defect (CHD) or congenital heart anomaly is a defect in the structure of the heart and great vessels that is present at birth

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Atrial Septal Defect (ASD, Ostium Secundum Defect) | myVMC

Atrial septal defect (ASD) is a congenital heart defect

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Indocid PDA | myVMC

Indocid PDA is used to treat a congenital heart defect called patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in premature babies. It contains indomethacin.

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How did this happen? | Heart Centre for Children

When parents first discover that their baby or child has a heart abnormality, it is common to ask, Why has this happened? and How can I stop this from happening again?

Read more on Sydney Children's Hospitals Network website

Tetralogy of Fallot | myVMC

Tetralogy of Fallot is a type of heart defect present at birth (congenital) consisting of four different abnormalities

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Heart Conditions | Heart Centre for Children

More information about some heart conditions that affect babies and children.

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Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) | myVMC

Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a condition where a temporary blood vessel near an unborn babys heart, the ductus arteriosus, fails to close after birth

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Tetralogy of Fallot

An overview of the heart condition Tetralogy of Fallot.

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Noonan syndrome

Noonan syndrome is a genetic condition that usually includes heart abnormalities and characteristic facial features. About one third of affected children have mild intellectual disability. Noonan syndrome varies from relatively mild to severe. In some cases, the physical characteristics are so subtle that the child doesn’t look noticeably different.

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Patent Ductus Arteriosus in the Premature Infant | The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

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