Congenital Heart Defects - Causes

Congenital heart defects happen because the heart does not develop normally while the baby is growing in the womb. Doctors often do not know why congenital heart defects occur. Researchers do know that genetics can sometimes play a role.


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  • SourceUrl: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/subscribe/4210/
  • Syndication ID: 17772
  • Language: English
  • Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
  • Date Syndication Captured: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 07:42 PM
  • Date Syndication Updated: Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 12:57 AM

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General: atrial septal defect Holes in the Heart Ventricular Septal Defect Tetralogy of Fallot Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) Congenital Heart Disease

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