What is the cause of congenital heart defects?

These type of heart defects are called congenital because they are present since the moment of birth.

If you suffer from such a defect, after examining you and learning more about your medical history, your doctor will be able to tell you more about what might have caused it.

Typically, congenital heart defects are present since birth. These are the most common types of congenital malformation. The precise cause of these defects is not always possible to determine; in some cases, they might be caused by viral infections.

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