congenital heart defect

noun
a birth defect involving the heart

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  • Congenital heart defect — Classification and external resources The normal structure of the heart (left) in comparison to two common locations for a ventricular septal defect (right), the most common form of congenital heart defect.[1] …   Wikipedia

  • Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society — Founder(s) cardiac surgeons Founded mid 1950s Location 900 Cummings Center, Suite 221 U, Beverly, MA, 01915, United States Focus congenital heart defects Website Official We …   Wikipedia

  • congenital heart disease — Deformity of the heart. Examples include septal defect (opening in the septum between the sides of the heart), atresia (absence) or stenosis (narrowing) of one or more valves, tetralogy of Fallot (with four components: ventricular septal defect,… …   Universalium

  • Congenital heart disease — A malformation of the heart or the large blood vessels near the heart. The term “congenital” speaks only to time, not to causation; it means “born with” or “present at birth.” Congenital heart disease is the most frequent form of major birth… …   Medical dictionary

  • Acyanotic heart defect — The Congenital Heart defect, which comprises approximately 75% of all of these congenital heart defects acyanotic heart defects . This contains any heart defect of a group of structural effects. It can be subdivided into two groups depending on… …   Wikipedia

  • Cyanotic heart defect — A cyanotic heart defect is a group type of congenital heart defects (CHDs). The patient appears blue (cyanotic), due to deoxygenated blood bypassing the lungs and entering the systemic circulation. This can be caused by right to left or… …   Wikipedia

  • Disease, congenital heart — A malformation of the heart or the large blood vessels near the heart. The term “congenital” speaks only to time, not to causation; it means “born with” or “present at birth.” Congenital heart disease is the most frequent form of major birth… …   Medical dictionary

  • Migraines associated with PFO heart defect — PFO, or patent foramen ovale, is a heart valve in humans that usually closes off at or shortly after birth. The valve’s function is to let the circulating blood bypass the lungs, which the body doesn t rely on until a newborn starts breathing air …   Wikipedia

  • Heart valve dysplasia — is a congenital heart defect which affects the aortic, pulmonary, mitral, and tricuspid heart valves. Pulmonary valve stenosis and aortic valve stenosis are discussed separately. Dysplasia of the mitral and tricuspid valves can cause leakage of… …   Wikipedia

  • Congenital lymphedema — is a blockage of fluid in the developing fetal lymphatic system. It is diagnosed by a nuchal scan. Presence of this condition is also associated with congenital heart defect.[1] See also Amniotic band syndrome HNRPH1 Norman Roberts syndrome… …   Wikipedia


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