Tag : Congenital

Congenital heart disease screening for infants

Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) accounts for more than 25% of infant deaths that are caused by birth defects. Oximetry screening is a low-cost, highly-effective, and painless bedside test for newborns that can be completed in as little as 45 seconds. The screening is administered using a pulse oximeter device, which is a light that […]

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Causes of heart defects

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Causes of heart defects

the exact cause of most heart defects is still unknown. Although the reason defects occur is presumed to be genetic, only a few genes have been discovered that have been linked to the presence of heart defects. So they’re likely due to a combination of multiple genetic and environmental factors. Some people with congenital heart […]

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Congenital Heart Defects

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Congenital Heart Defects

A congenital heart defect is a problem with the structure of the heart. It is present at birth. Congenital heart defects are the most common type of birth defect. The defects can involve the walls of the heart, the valves of the heart, and the arteries and veins near the heart. millions of people alive […]

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