About Congenital Heart Defects

About Congenital Heart Defects

Congenital heart defects (CHDs) are the most common type of birth defects, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CHDs can affect the structure of a baby’s heart as well as the way it works. They can also affect how blood flows through the heart and out to the rest of the body.

Types of Congenital Heart Defects

There are several types of CHDs. Listed below are just a few examples. Those marked with a (*) are considered critical CHDs and should be treated with utmost care.

  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Atrioventricular Septal Defect
  • Coarctation of the Aorta*
  • Double-outlet Right Ventricle*
  • d-Transposition of the Great Arteries*
  • Ebstein Anomaly*
  • Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome*
  • Interrupted Aortic Arch*
  • Pulmonary Atresia*
  • Single Ventricle*
  • Tetralogy of Fallot*

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Signs and Symptoms

The signs and symptoms that show depends largely on the type and severity of the specific defect. Some defects might have few or no signs at all. There are some that might cause a baby to show blue-tainted nails or lips, fast or troubled breathing, tiredness when feeding, and sleepiness.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Should your loved ones need proper CHD diagnosis and treatment, Ken Park MD PLLC, a licensed Internal Medicine Physician in McKinney, Texas can help with identifying the best course of action you can take to manage your condition. If you aren’t able to come into our clinic at the moment, there’s no need to fret. We have telemedicine services in Texas in place to accommodate patient needs anywhere, anytime.

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