Congenital heart disease is a disease of the heart present from birth. It occurs when the walls, chambers or valves of the heart grow abnormally. These birth defects can disrupt blood circulation, which results in slow blood circulation, blood circulation deviating from its usual path or the complete absence of circulation. Its severity can vary, from a minor illness to one requiring intervention.
Since the heart can be affected in many ways, a variety of congenital heart defects are diagnosed. Nevertheless, there are two main types of congenital heart disease:
♥ Septal defects (holes in the heart)
♥ Obstruction of blood circulation
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