congenital heart defects


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congenital heart defects

Heart defects in newborn babies including ventricular septal defect (the wall between two ventricles does not form properly), coarctation of the aorta (the aorta is narrowed), pulmonary stenosis (the pulmonary semilunar valve is narrowed), and tetralogy of Fallot (multiple defects).
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The improved awareness and management of congenital heart defects (CHD) has resulted in increased number of grown up congenital heart disease (GUCH) patients seeking treatment.
Congenital heart defects (CHDs) are the most common birth defects worldwide and, although many CHDs can be mild forms, approximately 25% are severe forms requiring early detection and intervention.
Zahirul Islam, Director of Sharjah Charity International, Dhaka, said, a good number of child nowadays across the world are born with congenital heart defects. However, children with congenital heart disease are a burden on the poor parents.
babies born with congenital heart defects over the next two decades, researchers reported in January.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Fathers-to-be who smoke may increase the risk of congenital heart defects in their offspring, according to a new study.
All types of parental smoking were associated with the risk of congenital heart defects, with an increase of 74 per cent for men smoking, 124 per cent for passive smoking in women, and 25 per cent for women smoking, compared to no smoking exposure.
Dr Onakpoya stated that although most congenital heart defects result from problems early in the child's heart development, the cause of which is unknown, certain environmental and genetic risks factors such as German measles, certain medications and hereditary can predispose to congenital heart defects.
12, the American Heart Association's (AHA) Little Hats, Big Hearts program raised awareness about congenital heart defects by giving red hats to babies born in the month of February.
Layla's Legacy UK supports and fundraises for families of children affected by congenital heart defects.
Almost half of all deaths caused by congenital heart defects occur in children who are less than 1 year old.

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