Congenital heart disease

The most common form of heart disease in newborns, is a hole in the ventricular septum – the thin dividing wall between the right and left ventricles (the two lower chambers of the heart). Symptoms include breathlessness particularly during feeding, crying and poor weight gain, but there may be no symptoms and the doctor may simply notice a murmur and pick up the condition during a routine examination.

Small holes usually close spontaneously but if they don’t, surgical treatment may be necessary.

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