Congenital heart defects


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Congenital heart defects

Congenital means conditions which are present at birth. Congenital heart disease includes a variety of defects that babies are born with.
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Most of the patients having complex congenital heart defects die at early age if not treated in time.
Familial aggregation and heritability of congenital heart defects. Circulation J., 82: 232-238.
A 2014 analysis of data from the Wisconsin Stillbirth Service Program revealed that approximately 9% of stillbirths after 20 weeks' gestation and nearly 4% of miscarriages prior to 20 weeks were attributable to congenital heart defects. (2) An analysis of the Active Malformations Surveillance Program at Brigham and Women's Hospital also revealed CHDs as a major cause of stillbirths.
In examining future birth projections and predictions for average maternal heat exposure, researchers found that the greatest increases in congenital heart defects would likely happen in the Midwest, followed by the Northeast and the South.
The association between prospective parents smoking and the risk of congenital heart defects has attracted more and more attention with the increasing number of smokers of childbearing age, said Dr Qin.
This was also the first review to examine smoking at different stages of pregnancy and risk of congenital heart defects. Women's exposure to secondhand smoke was risky for their offspring during all stages of pregnancy and even prior to becoming pregnant.
This was also the first review to examine smoking at different stages of pregnancy and risk of congenital heart defects. Women's exposure to second-hand smoke was risky for their offspring during all stages of pregnancy and even prior to becoming pregnant.
Layla, four, from Ryhope, Sunderland, always had a smile on her face while battling a congenital heart defect.
Congenital heart defects or disease is when the heart or its muscles do not develop normally before birth.
To the Editor: Due to the risks of radiation exposure associated with conventional fluoroscopy,[1] ultrasonography is gradually replacing it in our hospital for percutaneous closure of congenital heart defects. Ultrasound-guided percutaneous closure of congenital heart defects is mostly used for young children; therefore, safe and effective anesthetic management is needed.
We want to take the Little Hearts mission and the cause of children with congenital heart defects and to turn that into a visible, viable issue and concern for the international community -- from the UN to governments themselves.
A new smart app has also been developed to help health professionals' record information and data of children with congenital heart defects, so as to create a standardised database and put in place clinical performance indicators to track the progress of the programme, she said.

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