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Do children with congenital heart defects live a normal life as they grow?

Children that are born with congenital heart defects often discover these malformations later in life. In most of the cases, they live perfectly normal lives.

These are the most common birth defects. A specialist’s opinion is, however, necessary in order to evaluate the nature of the malformation.

Virtually, all the children who are born with this type of defects can survive if the disorder is mild. Most of them grow and have a normal life, but for some, physical activity might be limited. If the defect is more severe, the child might face developmental delay.

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