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Congenital heart defects

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Last reviewed: May 2018

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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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Heart abnormality birth defects - Better Health Channel

Some congenital heart defects are mild and cause no significant disturbance to the way the heart functions.

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Atrial septal defect (hole in the heart) information | myVMC

Atrial septal defect (ASD) or a hole in the heart is a congenital heart defect in which an opening between the two atria (heart chambers) does not close.

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Coarctation of the aorta (congenital heart defect) | myVMC

Coarctation of the aorta is a congenital heart defect affecting the main artery from the heart. It affects blood pressure and leads to heart failure.

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Tetralogy of Fallot (congenital heart disorder) information | myVMC

Tetralogy of Fallot is the most common congenital heart defect. It involves abnormalities of the heart walls, septum and blood vessels including the aorta.

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Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) information | myVMC

Patent ductus arteriosus is a congenital heart defect in which a temporary blood vessel near the heart, the ductus artery, fails to close after birth.

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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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What is a congenital disorder?

Congenital disorder, also known as congenital disease or birth defects, are conditions present from birth. Find out more about congenital disorders.

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Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) | myVMC

Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) is a disease of the heart, namely the septum (or division) between the two ventricles (or main chambers of the heart)

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Muscular dystrophies of latter onset - myDr.com.au

Muscular dystrophies (MD) of latter onset include Limb-girdle MD, congenital MD, ophthalmoplegic MD and distal MD.

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