Congenital Heart Defects - Risk Factors

The risk of having a baby with a congenital heart defect is influenced by family history and genetics, the mother’s health, sex, and exposure during pregnancy to environmental factors, such as smoke or certain medicines. Other medical conditions can also raise your risk for having a baby with a congenital heart defect.

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  • Syndication ID: 17773
  • Language: English
  • Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
  • Date Syndication Captured: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 07:43 PM
  • Date Syndication Updated: Saturday, January 09, 2021 at 12:53 AM


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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