Congenital heart disease
Congenital heart disease is the defect resulting from abnormal development of cardiac function.
Congenital heart defects occur in approximately 8: 1000 births.
Raphael Hirsch, MD – Head of Congenital heart defects Department, Beilinson Hospital
Leading Israeli expert on congenital heart disease in adults
There is a wide range of cardiac abnormalities and they can range from asymptomatic and clinical fatal. In most cases, congenital heart disease have a number of causes (multifactorial defects), but in some cases they are associated with chromosomal abnormalities (Down’s syndrome, Turner syndrome, trisomy 13 and trisomy 18), defects in specific genes, teratogenic disorders or metabolic diseases of mother.
Congenital heart disease:
Anomalous pulmonary venous connection
Tetralogy of Fallot
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