Congenital Heart disease

Congenital heart disease is a structural abnormality of the heart present at birth. The defect is usually present in the blood vessels near the heart, which obstructing the blood flow. There are two types of congenital disease: cyanotic (the skin becomes blue in colour due to lack of oxygen) and non cyanotic. The exact cause of the disease is not identified in most cases. However, retinoic acids, chemicals, alcohol and infection with rubella virus during pregnancy may be a factor for congenital heart problems. 

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Congenital heart disease – your queries answered
- Pavitra Sampath
December 16, 2013 at 02:27pm
Congenital heart disease is a condition that affects 4 children out of 1000 births in India. Learn more about the disease.

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