congenital heart defect

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Noun1.congenital heart defect - a birth defect involving the heart
septal defect - a congenital abnormality in the septum between the left and right sides of the heart
Fallot's syndrome, Fallot's tetralogy, tetralogy of Fallot - a congenital heart defect producing cyanosis; characterized by four symptoms: pulmonary stenosis and ventricular septal defect and malposition of the aorta over both ventricles and hypertrophy of the right ventricle
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However, the use of sertraline raised the risk of cardiac septal defect (13 cases), and the use of paroxetine raised the risk of right ventricular outflow tract obstruction (6 cases).
During 2007, we focused on how to best position the Company to be the first to capitalize on a potentially large, emerging healthcare opportunity in cardiac septal defect repair," said Ahern.
Moving through the PMA process sets the stage for NMT Medical to successfully navigate the process for other indications that we are pursuing, especially for recurrent stroke in patients with patent foramen ovale (PFO), another common cardiac septal defect.
We continued to stabilize both the cardiovascular and neurosciences business units and believe that future revenue growth will be primarily driven by the cardiovascular business unit through increasing acceptance and use of our proprietary CardioSEAL(R) technology to treat patients at risk for embolic stroke as a result of a common cardiac septal defect called a patent foramen ovale (PFO).