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Congenital heart defect

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A congenital heart defect (CHD), also known as a congenital heart anomaly and congenital heart disease, is a defect in the structure of the heart or great vessels that happens at birth.[1] A congenital heart defect is seen as a cardiovascular disease.[2] Signs and symptoms depend on the specific type of defect. Symptoms can be seen from not serious to life-threatening.[1] When present, symptoms may include rapid breathing, bluish skin (cyanosis), poor weight gain, and feeling tired.[3] CHD does not cause chest pain.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "What Are Congenital Heart Defects?". National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. July 1, 2011. Archived from the original on 13 August 2015. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  2. "Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs)". www.who.int. Retrieved 13 February 2022.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Congenital Heart Defects?". National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. July 1, 2011. Archived from the original on 27 July 2015. Retrieved 10 August 2015.