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Congenital heart defects

Trusted information about congenital heart defects from leading Australian health organisations, including links to atrial septal defect.

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Congenital heart disease

Congenital heart disease is a birth defect, occurring when a baby is born with a heart that hasn’t formed properly. Some forms of the condition are uncomplicated; others can be very serious. Learn about the differences here.

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Long QT syndrome

Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a disorder of the heart's electrical system that can cause fast, chaotic heartbeats, called arrhythmias.

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Noonan syndrome

Children with Noonan syndrome may have odd facial features, restricted growth and heart defects, but most, with therapy, go on to lead normal lives.

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Bradycardia

Bradycardia is a slower than normal heart rate, which can lead to a range of symptoms such as feeling faint, tired or short of breath.

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Heart murmur

Heart murmurs are extra sounds made by the heart. Some heart murmurs are serious, some are not — here's what you need to know.

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Aortic coarctation

This is a heart condition in which a section of the aorta, an important blood vessel, is narrowed. Aortic coarctation mainly affects newborn babies.

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Coronary angiogram

A coronary angiogram is an x-ray procedure used to see whether a person has a certain type of heart disease. See here how the procedure is carried out.

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Haemochromatosis

Haemochromatosis causes the body to absorb too much iron, leading to organ damage. Blood tests will diagnose it, and treatments are available.

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Cri du chat syndrome

Cri du chat (“cat’s cry”) syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that causes delayed physical development, a small head size and intellectual disability. Learn more here, including why the condition has this name.

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