Congenital Heart Disease

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What is the congenital heart disease?

Congenital heart disease is a general term for a range of birth defects that affect the normal way the heart works. The term "congenital" means the condition is present from birth. Congenital heart disease is one of the most common types of birth defect, affecting up to 8 in every 1,000 babies born in the UK.

Congenital heart disease - NHS > conditions > congenital-heart-disease

How long can you live with congenital heart disease?

About 75% of babies born with a critical CHD are expected to survive to one year of age. About 69% of babies born with critical CHDs are expected to survive to 18 years of age.

Data and Statistics on Congenital Heart Defects | CDC > ncbddd > heartdefects > data

What causes congenital heart disease?

Congenital heart disease is caused when something disrupts the normal development of the heart. It's thought that most cases occur when something affects the heart's development during the first 6 weeks of pregnancy.

Congenital heart disease - Causes - NHS > conditions > congenital-heart-disease > causes

What is the most common congenital heart disease?

The most common congenital heart defect is a bicuspid aortic valve (BAV). The aortic valve opens and shuts to allow blood flow from the heart to the aorta. The aorta is the major blood vessel bringing oxygen-rich blood to the body. This defect occurs when there are only two leaflets instead of three within the valve.

Common Types of Congenital Heart Defects - Children's Health > health-wellness > common-types-of-congenital-heart...

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